GRAHAM SO GLAD TO LEAD THE IRON
GRAHAM Alexander returned to where it all started for him when he was appointed Scunthorpe United manager last Tuesday – and believes there is the possibility to do ‘great things’.
The 44-year-old came through the youth ranks at the Iron and went on to make 159 league appearances in the opening half of the 90s.
Now the ex-Scotland rightback is glad to be back. He began with a 0-0 draw at Barnsley on Friday ( see p14).
The former Fleetwood manager said:“It’s fantastic to be back. I’m an ambitious guy, I want to win things. The guys in charge at the club are exactly the same and I’m sure we’ll do great things here.”
Alexander has signed a three-and-a-half year contract and will hope to give the Iron some stability.
Mark Robins was sacked in January and then caretaker Nick Daws was appointed as boss until the end of the season following a string of good results. But the Iron believe making a permanent appointment now is the right move. Daws will be assistant manager with Andy Dawson as first team coach.
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RETURN: Graham Alexander