(14 November 1958 – 3 March 2010) was a football
player who later became a manager
. Born in Nottingham
, England, he was the manager of League Two
side Macclesfield Town
at the time of his death, in a career that included international appearances for Saint Lucia
. Alexander played for a whole host of lower league football teams. His main success, however, came from football management – managing in both non-league
and the Football League
. He took League Two
side Lincoln City
to four consecutive play offs, taking them to two finals at the Millennium Stadium
. His eldest son, Matt is a FIFA licensed Football agent and works with many top flight players.
He was the first full-time black professional manager in the Football League, and is considered by many to be a pioneer of the modern game.
Alexander began his career in non-league football, joining Arnold Town
as a nineteen year-old. He spent the 1977–78 season with Ilkeston Town
, debuting in the home game with Louth United
on 24 September 1977 and going on to make 17 appearances for the club, scoring a single goal, with his final game being the away fixture with Sutton Town
on 5 April 1978.
In March 1979, Alexander joined Stamford
from Alfreton Town
and scored the first goal in the club's 2–0......