Alex Rae


Where is Alex Rae now?

A legend at both Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers where he won their player of the season award in his first year at the club, Alex Rae retired from playing professionally in 2010.

Rae got his first taste of management in 2006 when he was appointed as player manager of Scottish side Dundee.

He enjoyed a successful first two seasons at Dundee finishing in third and second place respectively.

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Unfortunately the 2008-09 season, which was Rae’s third season at the club, was his last and he was sacked in October 2008 with his team lying in eighth place in the league (although only six points off of the top).

Rae wasn’t out of football for long and he joined former Wolves team mate Paul Ince in July 2009 as first team coach at Milton Keynes Dons.

During his time at MK Dons, Rae came out of retirement briefly to cover for injuries and ended up playing three games for the club.

After Ince left MK Dons, Rae followed him to his new club, Notts County in October 2010 as his assistant manager, but this was only a short tenure and both men left the club the following April after losing nine games in a row which was a club record.

Rae then returned to the MK Dons where he was appointed as the club’s chief scout.

In February 2013, Rae and Ince were back together again at Championship side Blackpool and managed to save the club from relegation to League One.

Despite a great start to the 2013-14 season where they won five of their first six games, the team had a terrible run of form which ultimately ended up with Ince and Rae getting the sack in January 2014.

Rae was back in football in August 2014 when he joined up with his former manager at Rangers, Alex McLeish at Belgian side Genk as assistant manager.

Although the pair had a decent season qualifying for the Europa League, McLeish and Rae stepped down in May 2015 when the club missed out of the league play-offs.

In December 2015 Rae was back in management when he was appointed as manager of Scottish Championship side St Mirren but was sacked after just 10 months after a win-less start to the 2016-17 season.

Outside of football, Alex Rae is chairman of The Second Chance Project which helps people with drug and alcohol problems through a structured treatment programme.

Follow Alex Rae on Twitter @alexrae1969

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Alex Rae: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored12
Yellow Cards24
Red Cards4
Premier League Teams Played forSunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers

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