Fleetwood Town have parted company with manager Graham Alexander.Alexander, 43, leaves the Cod Army after suffering three successive defeats in Sky Bet League 1, and a run of six matches without a league win that has seen them fall to 20th place in the division.
Club chairman Andy Pilley told fleetwoodtownfc.com: “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 1, 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.”
Alexander guided Fleetwood for 145 games in total, since his appointment in December 2012. During that time they recorded 56 victories, 35 draws and suffered 54 defeats, with a win percentage of 38.6.
He led the club to promotion in 2013/14, beating Burton Albion in the Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium to reach the third tier for the first time in their history.