Alex Rae

Where is Alex Rae now?

Former Premier League midfielder Alex Rae retired from playing professionally in 2010 after a brief spell with MK Dons.

Starting his professional career in 1987 at Falkirk he went onto make over 600 first team appearances for seven sides winning promotion to the Premier League with both Sunderland and Wolves.
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When Rae left Rangers in 2006 he was appointed player-manager of Scottish First Division side Dundee where he enjoyed second and third place finishes before getting the sack in October 2008 with his team lying in eighth place in the league (although only six points off of the top).

He 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.

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 the team won five of their first six games, they then endured a terrible run of form which ultimately ended up with the pair getting the sack in January 2014.

Later that year Rae joined up with his former Rangers manager Alex McLeish at Belgian side Genk as his assistant but stepped down in May 2015 despite qualifying for the Europa League.

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 winless start to the 2016-17 campaign.

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

Follow 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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