Graham Alexander: Motherwell sack manager ahead of new Scottish Premiership season | Football News

Motherwell have sacked manager Graham Alexander on the eve of the new Scottish Premiership season following a run of poor outcomes.

The Fir Park aspect noticed their Europa Conference League aspirations finish on Thursday by the hands of League of Ireland Premier Division aspect Sligo Rovers.

A 1-0 defeat at house adopted by one other 2-0 loss at The Showgrounds resulted in a number of ‘Well followers demonstrating their frustrations in direction of Alexander.

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Motherwell misplaced 3-0 on combination to Sligo Rovers in a Europa Conference League qualifier

Motherwell had gained simply 5 of their final 23 aggressive outings underneath Alexander, a sequence of outcomes that in the end price the previous Scotland worldwide and assistant Chris Lucketti their jobs.

The Steelmen – who’ve gained solely as soon as of their final 14 away video games – kick off their new Scottish Premiership marketing campaign at St Mirren on Sunday.

‘The timing will not be excellent’

SLIGO, IRELAND - JULY 28: Motherwell Manager Graham Alexander looks dejected as his side are knocked out of Europe during a Europa Conference League qualifying match between Sligo Rovers and Motherwell at The Showgrounds Stadium, on July 28, 2022, in Sligo, Ireland.  (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)
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Graham Alexander was heckled by Motherwell followers after their defeat to Sligo Rovers

Motherwell chairman Jim McMahon stated: “Graham requested to talk with us early on Friday morning, and everybody agreed that it might be greatest to make a change.

“We requested Graham to reverse our fortunes when he arrived 18 months in the past and he did that, earlier than a extremely stable begin to his first full season at Fir Park laid the foundations for what in the end led to a fifth-place end and European soccer.

“However, issues have not gone as properly for a spell in 2022 and though the timing will not be excellent, we hope a change will result in contemporary impetus for everybody ahead of the 2022/23 season.

“I want to place on report our honest due to Graham and Chris for all their onerous work and energy and need them each success of their future careers.”

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New signing Blair Spittal and ahead Kevin van Veen take one another on at a free-kick problem throughout coaching as Motherwell put together for the new season

Graham added: “I’ve completely loved my time at Motherwell and go away with nothing however good needs for the membership sooner or later.

“I’m proud that we got here in with the membership joint backside of the Premiership, and 18 months later go away having first secured our Premiership standing, then certified for Europe in our first full season. Our factors tally at the moment is just behind Rangers and Celtic.

“I additionally need to thank everybody who has labored so onerous alongside us, and for the help I’ve acquired from Alan Burrows, Jim McMahon and the board of administrators. It has been a pleasure to characterize Motherwell Football Club.”

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