MK Dons have appointed Graham Alexander as the new man at the helm to lead them back to League.
In his message to Dons fans on relegation, Dons Chairman Pete Winkelman stated he would be looking to return to League One at the first attempt, and this appointment is a clear intent he meant it.
As a player, he totted up around 1000 career appearances in a 20 plus year career. He played over 150 times for Scunthorpe, Luton, and Burnley. The bulk of his career was at Preston, where he played in two stints, ending his playing days on 370 appearances.
He also played 40 times for Scotland between 2002 and 2009.
He was acting as caretaker manager in his second stint as a player for Preston, but in 2012, he moved to Fleetwood in his first managerial position. He took them to the League Two play-offs and promotion to League One. After a stint at Scunthorpe, he moved to Salford, where he took them into the EFL from the National League. He was later sacked so Paul Scholes could manage instead.
In an 18-month stay at Motherwell he guided them to 5th in the Scottish Premiership and was fired due to an earlier expected exit from Europe in July 2022.
Our hope is that he can help unite the fans once again with the club and gets the backing he needs to bring promotion to MK1.
Welcome to MK Dons Graham, and good luck.