The club have confirmed that co-owner and former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has taken temporary charge.
The Ammies are fourth in League Two but have confirmed Alexander has left the club with immediate effect.
Alexander’s last game in charge was Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Tranmere Rovers. Salford were two goals up in the contest but threw the lead away.
Paul Scholes in Temporary Charge of Salford City After Graham Alexander Departure
Alexander Departs Despite an Unbeaten Start to the Season
Alexander was in charge for just over two years, and in that time, he guided Salford to the Football League for the first before stabilising them in their maiden EFL season.
The Ammies had started this season well, going unbeaten in their opening five league games. However, Salford’s problem has been their home form, and it appears this was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Salford were comfortably cruising to victory on Saturday but threw their lead away against a Tranmere side feeling the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Alexander leaves Salford in fourth place with nine points from their first five games. Considered one of the promotion favourites, it has been a good start to the season for Salford but the timing of this decision will be questioned.
Paul Scholes Takes Over on an Interim Basis
As well as confirming Alexander’s departure, Salford also announced Paul Scholes will take over while a permanent successor is found.
Scholes has some managerial experience having briefly managed Oldham Athletic. It’s a unique situation for a caretaker manager to walk into, particularly one that is also a co-owner of the club. Salford are playing relatively well and sitting in the League Two play-offs.
Scholes’ first game in charge is a trip to Port Vale.