GRAHAM REMAINS A GOOD BET FOR HOT SEAT
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.