Scunthorpe United appoint Graham Alexander as manager

Graham Alexander has returned to football management, after Scunthorpe United announced on Tuesday afternoon that he is to become their new manager.

The 44-year-old Coventry native, who agreed a three-year deal at the Iron, returns to Glanford Park, having started his playing career at the club in April 1991.

Alexander’s first game in charge of the Lincolnshire outfit will be an away fixture against Barnsley at Oakwell on Good Friday. Scunthorpe currently reside in 13th position within the third-tier standings.

Nick Daws and Andy Dawson, who had been due to oversee Scunthorpe’s progression until the conclusion of the season, will remain to assist the in-coming manager.

Speaking to Scunthorpe’s club website, Alexander said: “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.

“There are a lot of good players in this squad without a doubt. For whatever reason it hasn’t fulfilled its potential this season, but that’s my remit – to come and assess, and try to improve it.

“Any manager when he comes into a new club has to look at where he needs to put his stamp on things, and get the players to enjoy their football and play as well as they can.”

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