Alexander "Sandy" Stewart (born 14 October 1965 in Bellshill) is a former Scottish footballer.

Stewart's playing career consisted of spells with Hearts, Kilmarnock, Airdrieonians, Partick Thistle and Airdrie United. Stewart began his career with Eastwood Juveniles before joining Pollok in 1986 aged 21. Over a year later, he joined Hearts.

He was manager of Scottish First Division club Airdrie United between 2002 and 2006, until being sacked on 13 November 2006.

On 9 February 2007, Stewart became assistant manager to Owen Coyle at St. Johnstone, replacing Montrose-bound Jim Weir. On 22 November 2007, Stewart became caretaker-manager of St. Johnstone when Coyle left to become the new manager of English club Burnley. Three days later, in Stewart's first - and only - game in charge, St. Johnstone won the Challenge Cup, their first cup win since the Scottish Consolation Cup of 1911, with a 3-2 victory over Dunfermline Athletic. He opted to follow Coyle to Lancashire on 27 November, working at Burnley for just over two years before moving to his last role at Bolton. He was relieved of his duties on 9 October. On 5 July 2013, he was appointed assistant manager of Wigan Athletic, under manager Owen Coyle. On 5 December 2013 he left Wigan Athletic.

On 31 December 2014 Stewart became assistant manager to Owen Coyle at the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer. On 25 May 2016 Owen Coyle and Stewart left the team. On 4 July 2016 Stewart was appointed assistant manager of Blackburn Rovers to be reunited with Owen Coyle, Rovers newly installed manager.

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