The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

GRAHAM ALEXAN­DER will be back in man­age­ment be­fore long, I’m sure.

He left Fleet­wood Town this week, but he’s al­ready got a pro­mo­tion on his CV, hav­ing taken the club up to League One, and that will make him ap­peal­ing to chair­men.

His play­ing ca­reer was fan­tas­tic and, with the amount of ap­pear­ances he made, he was al­ways go­ing to go into man­age­ment. Fleet­wood was the right club for him for his first job.

But League One isn’t easy. What are the ex­pec­ta­tions at Fleet­wood Town? Top ten? Top six? There’s got to be a re­al­i­sa­tion they’ve come a long way in a short time.

Gilling­ham is a tough place to go to. They are fly­ing and beat Fleet­wood 5-1, which sig­nalled the end of his ten­ure. Some­times a chair­man will see re­sults aren’t go­ing to im­prove and makes the change.

They’ve had some good wins this sea­son. They beat Bury and Colch­ester early on, but I gen­uinely be­lieve a man­ager can get the sack on the back of eight bad games in a row.

For Graham, four defeats and two draws in the last six doesn’t bode well if the chair­man is look­ing at re­sults.

A lot of the time a chair­man wants to change things be­cause he thinks some­one is out there who can re­verse for­tunes quickly. Who­ever it is will have to get things go­ing straight away.

Graham’s had three years there. He got them up through the League Two play-offs and I’m sure there will be many clubs who will take him.

AP­PEAL­ING: Alexan­der

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