Fleetwood Town Sack Graham Alexandra
Fleetwood Town have today confirmed that they have sacked manager Graham Alexander after three straight Sky Bet League One defeats. Alexandra has accepted responsibility for their performance in the 5-1 loss at Gillingham.
The former Scotland international took over at Highbury Stadium in 2012 and guided them to promotion, winning the League Two play-off final in 2014. Fleetwood currently sit 20th in Sky Bet League One, with just two wins from ten games, which leaves them a point above the relegation zone.
Club Chairman Andy Pilley said, “It is an extremely unpleasant part of being chairman having to make such a decision. However ultimately, for a number of reasons, I felt this was in the best interests of the club.
I would like to place on record my personal thanks for the success Graham brought us with the promotion to League One, his supreme professionalism and for all the hard work he invested over his time here at Fleetwood, and wish him all the best for the future.”
Last season was their first ever in the third tier and Alexander guided the Cod Army to a tenth placed finish just six points off the play-off places.
Alexander had a playing career spanning 22 years where he featured for Scunthorpe, Luton Town, Burnley and two spells with Preston North End.