‘Worst sacking ever’ – Fans react as Manchester United legend takes over at Salford City

League Two side Salford City have sacked boss Graham Alexander and turned to former Manchester United player Paul Scholes in a temporary basis.

Former Scunthorpe boss Alexander oversaw the Ammies promotion to the EFL in his first season in 2018-19, but a poor run at the end of the last campaign saw them fall away from the play-off places. This season they have started strongly, with the club in fifth place in League Two, and unbeaten in the league.

He has still been dismissed, and replaced with Scholes temporarily. He is one of the club’s part-owners along with other Class of ’92 members David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Gary and Phil Neville. His only previous experience in management came as boss of Oldham at Boundary Park, his hometown club, where he managed 31 days as boss before resigning. 

The BBC’s Simon Stone believes that the style of play Alexander ingrained in the team was not in keeping with the club’s owners vision, and that, along with a failure to beat a weakened Tranmere team this weekend, contirbuted to his removal as boss. Whilst Scholes is not thought to be a contender on a full-time basis, he will be in charge for the clash with port Vale this weekend.

Football fans have been having their say on the decision on the Ammies Twitter announcement, and it is fair to say it doesn’t seem to be universally accepted as a good move by the club. The pick of their responses can be found below.


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