Graham Alexander

Where is Graham Alexander now?

One of the few footballers who have played over 1,000 professional appearances, Graham Alexander hung up his boots in April 2012 after a season at Preston North End.

Over a 24 year career he only played for five clubs, mostly in the second-tier, but had one season in the Premier League with Burnley where he became the oldest player to make his debut in the league and the oldest to score.

He also represented the Scotland national side on 40 occasions.

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Upon retiring from playing, Alexander stayed on at Preston North End where he was appointed as head of youth development.

However, he was only in the role a matter of months before he was appointed as the new manager at League Two side Fleetwood Town.

Despite guiding his Fleetwood team to League One through the play-offs in his second season in charge he was sacked in September 2015 after a terrible start to the season with only two wins in ten games.

In March 2016 he made a return to football when he joined struggling League One side Scunthorpe United as manager.

Under his stewardship ‘The Iron‘ made a dramatic transformation on the pitch winning seven and drawing one of their remaining nine games of the season, narrowly missing out on a play-off final place.

A third place finish in 2016/17 preceded a great start to the 2017/18 season but his Scunthorpe side endured a run of eight games without a win and he was sacked in March 2018 with his side still in a respectable fifth position in the league.

Two months later he returned to management when he was appointed in his current role as manager of newly promoted National Conference side Salford City.

In his first season in charge he took Salford into League Two via the play-off finals which is the highest level of football the club has played.

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Graham Alexander: Premier League Statistics

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