MK Dons have appointed former Motherwell boss Graham Alexander as their new head coach.
The previous Scotland worldwide defender guided Motherwell to a spot within the Europa Convention League in 2021-22, however left final summer time.
Alexander informed the Dons’ website he was grateful for a “incredible alternative” at a membership with “nice potential”.
He stated: “Coming off the again of a tough time, I totally perceive what the supporters will need and count on from their workforce.”
“We would like them to have the ability to look ahead with positivity and perception. For all of us, nothing will get higher than successful on a Saturday and we are going to work each single minute to provide the MK Dons supporters a workforce that may be profitable.
Alexander, who’s joined at Stadium: MK by assistant head coach Chris Lucketti, added: “I’m a head coach who’s adaptable in my strategy. It is the gamers who exit onto the pitch and win video games so it is about analysing what they’re finest at and making a framework which permits them to flourish.
“Finally, although, I’ve all the time set my groups out to attain targets – doubtless that is one thing we’ll be trying to carry to this job.”
Alexander made greater than 1,000 skilled appearances throughout a enjoying profession with Scunthorpe United, Luton City, Burnley and Preston North Finish and has additionally managed Fleetwood City, Scunthorpe and Salford Metropolis.
Lucketti is a former defender who performed greater than 600 profession video games and has labored with Alexander in all his managerial roles.
Dons chairman Pete Winkelman stated the brand new managerial workforce “ticked all of the containers”.
“This can be a begin of a brand new chapter for us,” he added. “Graham brings with him the soccer expertise and success, each as a participant and as a supervisor, that we demanded of our subsequent head coach.
“He is aware of precisely how he’s discovering us and is totally conscious of the duty in hand. We, as a membership, will give him each little bit of assist we are able to and I’ve little doubt that our supporters will do the identical.”
Mk Dons reached the League One play-offs below Liam Manning in 2022 earlier than dropping to Wycombe.
However following only one win in 11, and with the Dons subsequent to backside of the desk, Manning was sacked in December after 16 months in cost – and Jackson’s reign solely lasted 5 months.