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|Full name||Alexander Clark|
|Date of birth||28 October 1956|
|Place of birth||Airdrie, Scotland|
|Queen of the South (assistant manager)|
|1982–1983||West Ham United||26||(7)|
|1984–1989||Heart of Midlothian||136||(35)|
|1993–1994||Heart of Midlothian|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Alexander "Sandy" Clark (born 28 October 1956 in Airdrie) is a Scottish professional football player and coach.
He played for several clubs in his playing career including his home town club Airdrieonians, Rangers, Heart of Midlothian (Hearts) and West Ham United. His longest and most successful spells were those at Tynecastle and Broomfield. In 1982, Clark won the Scottish PFA Players' Player of the Year award.
He has managed several clubs, including Partick Thistle, Hamilton Academical, Hearts (twice, once as caretaker), St Johnstone and Berwick Rangers.
His work with BBC Scotland previously included TV commentary, where he was the regular summariser to main commentator Rob MacLean.
Clark was striker coach at Aberdeen. He left the club in May 2009 along with manager Jimmy Calderwood and assistant Jimmy Nicholl. In January 2010 he joined Kilmarnock as first team coach, working under the same management team until the end of the 2009–10 season.Clark was a sports performance lecturer at Cumbernauld College after leaving Kilmarnock.
Clark was appointed Queen of the South's assistant manager to Allan Johnston on 14 May 2012.Johnston and Clark signed a one-year contract extension on 13 April 2013, but then moved onto Kilmarnock as that club's new management team in June 2013. Clark left Kilmarnock in May 2014 and was appointed assistant manager to Darren Young at Albion Rovers in June 2014. At the end of the 2014–15 season, Clark departed Albion Rovers and was once again re-united with Allan Johnston, this time as assistant manager of Scottish Championship club Dunfermline Athletic. Johnston and Clark departed the Pars during January 2019 and returned to Dumfries club Queens for a second spell on 5 May 2019, after the departure of Gary Naysmith. Johnston and Clark have signed a two-year contract and will be in-charge for the Scottish Championship play-off matches versus Montrose. On 16 April 2021, Johnston and Clark signed a contract extension to remain the Doonhamers management team until May 2023.
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