Date: 30th September 2015 at 5:05pm
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However, it’s perhaps unfair to say Graham Alexander was sacked as Fleetwood boss based solely on the thrashing at Gillingham but that definitely wouldn’t have helped him as we’ve slipped down the League 1 table without a win since August.

Andy Pilley has confirmed the sacking of Alexander, following the five-one defeat on Tuesday!

This was announced on the Official Website in this statement.

‘Fleetwood Town Football Club have today parted company with manager Graham Alexander with immediate effect.

‘The Club felt that a change of leadership was necessary at this key stage of the season to enable necessary progression as a football club.

‘Fleetwood Town Chairman Andy Pilley said: “It is an extremely unpleasant part of being Chairman having to make such a decision, however ultimately, for a number of reasons; I felt this was in the best interests of the Club.

“I would like to place on record my personal thanks for the success Graham brought us with the promotion to League One, his supreme professionalism and for all the hard work he invested over his time here at Fleetwood, and wish him all the best for the future.”

‘The Club will make a further announcement in due course.’

Should Alexander have been given more time?

In my opinion I think he should have! Admittedly the form shown by Fleetwood recently has been poor but you tend to think, given what he’s achieved at Highbury so far he deserved a little more time anyway, Alexander would have turned things around and I’m a little surprised, if not disappointed in fact, that Pilley’s acted quite so soon….

Fleetwood face Scunthorpe on Saturday, with Mark Robins another under massive pressure and clinging onto his job, with a decision perhaps better made after that game? If the Cod Army had lost!


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