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Scunthorpe sack Graham Alexander with club sitting fifth in League One table

  • Graham Alexander’s departure was announced after the 1-1 draw with Rochdale
  • The draw against Rochdale was Scunthorpe’s eighth game without a victory
  • Scunthorpe are currently fifth with seven games left to play in League One 

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Scunthorpe have sacked manager Graham Alexander despite the club occupying the League One play-off positions.

The 46-year-old was appointed as Mark Robins’ successor in March 2016 and led the Iron to the play-offs last season, where they lost to Millwall.

Alexander’s departure was announced just hours after Scunthorpe’s 1-1 home draw with strugglers Rochdale on Saturday – their eighth match without a win.

Scunthorpe announced they had sacked Graham Alexander after the 1-1 draw with Rochdale

The draw left United fifth in the table, two points above seventh-placed Plymouth, with seven games remaining.

A statement published on the club’s official website read: ‘Scunthorpe United FC can confirm that manager Graham Alexander and assistant manager Neil McDonald have this evening both been relieved of their duties.

‘The club would wish to place on record their appreciation of Graham’s efforts during his two years at Glanford Park.’

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