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1011 burnley graham alexander 00 300x400Former Claret Graham Alexander is back in football, returning to his first club Scunthorpe United as manager.

He’s signed a three and a half year contract and will take charge of the side for the first time when they face Barnsley on Good Friday.

Grezza admits to being excited about his second managerial job, after being sacked at Fleetwood earlier in the season. He said: “Just coming up the motorway there, the butterflies started coming as soon as I could see the floodlights coming into view. I realised it was 28 years since I made that first drive as a 16-year-old and I feel as excited as I did then. It’s fantastic to be back.

“I heard about the new stadium, which is in the pipeline, and I remember coming here to Glanford Park when it was brand new. It’s amazing; not just for the infrastructure of the club, but also where the team wants to go.

“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 the 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. It’s been a whirlwind last couple of days. When any manager gets a new job they just want to get on the training pitch and be with the players. I’m really looking forward to meeting them on Wednesday, and the staff too ahead of that.”

Alexander will work with Nicky Daws and Andy Dawson who will take the roles of assistant manager and first team coach respectively.

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