Motherwell has sacked manager Graham Alexander after a poor run of results ahead of the upcoming Scottish Premiership season. Motherwell lost their Europa Conference League qualifier against Ireland side Sligo Rovers. Two defeats at home resulted in fans turning on Alexander. They won just five of their last 23 matches under Alexander which resulted in his sacking along with assistant coach Chris Lucketti.
“Graham asked to speak with us early on Friday morning, and everyone agreed that it would be best to make a change,” Motherwell chairman Jim McMahon said after the sacking of Graham Alexander. “We asked Graham to reverse our fortunes when he arrived 18 months ago and he did that before a really solid start to his first full season at Fir Park laid the foundations for what ultimately led to a fifth-place finish and European football. However, things haven’t gone as well for a spell in 2022 and although the timing is not ideal, we hope a change will bring about a fresh impetus for everyone ahead of the 2022/23 season. I would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Graham and Chris for all their hard work and effort and wish them every success in their future careers.”
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Motherwell and leave with nothing but good wishes for the club in the future. I’m proud that we came in with the club joint bottom of the Premiership, and 18 months later leave having first secured our Premiership status, then qualified for Europe in our first full season. Our points tally in that time is only behind Rangers and Celtic,” Alexander said. “I also want to thank everyone who has worked so hard alongside us, and for the support, I have received from Alan Burrows, Jim McMahon, and the board of directors. It has been a pleasure to represent Motherwell Football Club.”