Alan McLeary's playing career was predominantly spent at Millwall (1981-1993), but also included spells at Charlton Athletic and Bristol City. In 1997 McLeary returned to Millwall and was announced as assistant manager in 1998.
In May 1999 he was appointed co-manager alongside Keith Stevens. They were to leave the club in September 2000.
McLeary breifly returned to Millwall as Caretaker-Manager in 2006.