The South Stand at Fir Park has been renamed the Tommy McLean Stand.
The former ‘Well boss, who famously guided the Steelmen to Scottish Cup success 30 years ago, became a member of the 2021 class of the club’s Hall of Fame this month.
At the ceremony, Well Society chairman Douglas Dickie announced that the traditional away stand, which was built following the club’s cup win and first venture into European football, would be forever in tribute to McLean.
“When the club tasked Well Society members to rename the only stand at Fir Park that doesn’t currently pay tribute to a legend, we consulted our members and asked them to email suggestions,” Dickie said.
“There were so many worthy and deserving names submitted for us to consider. However, one name stood out and that was our 1991 cup winning manager Tommy McLean.
”Therefore, the Society board decided that it was only right to honour him in this way.
“Tommy was much more than just the man who delivered that trophy.
“Not only did he get the team promoted back to the top flight of Scottish football in his first season, where we have been ever since, he built a squad capable of silverware and our first venture into European football.
“He also brokered what was a club-record fee of £1.75m for Phil O’Donnell to Celtic and then rebuilt another squad, this one good enough to run Rangers all the way in the 1993/94 title race.
“His success on and off the field helped solidify the club financially, which following the publication of the Taylor Report, facilitated the renovation of Fir Park into the stadium it is now, including the away stand which will now bear his name.
“Quite simply, Tommy is one of the most important figures in Motherwell FC’s 135-year existence and certainly the most influential in our recent history.
“We felt it was right for the club to pay tribute to him in this way, and for his name to be forever etched for generations to come.
“The club will spend the new few weeks making the necessary changes to update the stadium, including new signage, to honour Tommy.”
Tommy McLean himself added: “I am extremely honoured at this fantastic accolade and I would like to thank all those who suggested that the stand be named after me as a legacy to my time at Motherwell Football Club.
“I would also like to extend my appreciation to the club and the board of the Well Society for making this happen.”
The four stands at Fir Park are now named after important figures in Motherwell’s history: Davie Cooper, Phil O’Donnell, John ‘Sailor’ Hunter and Tommy McLean.
The club also has a lounge named after Joe Wark and hospitality boxes in tribute to Andy Paton, Wilson Humphries, John Martis and Andy Weir.