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Graham Alexander, Chris Lucketti, Salford CityNew Managerial Team Announced – Salford City are delighted to unveil the club’s new managerial team, with Graham Alexander picking up the managerial reins and Chris Lucketti appointed as his assistant.

Gary Neville said;

“After what happened last week we had to react quickly. Sporting director, Chris Casper, led the process and when he made the club aware of the opportunity to secure someone of Graham’s experience and credibility we moved decisively. We have acquired the highest quality of manager in Graham to continue the great work that has been done over the last four seasons. We have had stability at this club and we now look forward to a new chapter with Graham, who has accepted a four year deal at SCFC”

Sporting Director, Chris Casper, added;

“When we met with him, we were impressed with his values, his passion and his drive. His wealth of experience will certainly benefit SCFC as we look to take on the challenge of playing in the National League. Graham will be joined by Chris Lucketti and we are delighted to have someone of his credibility joining the team also. This appointment is exciting and we can not wait until the start of the new season”

Graham Alexander said;

“During my first meeting with Chris and then later with Gary I was immediately impressed by the scale of the ambition this club and the owners have. It has made rapid progress over the last four years and I am delighted they have asked myself and Chris to spearhead the next stage of the club’s development.

As a manager you have to look for certain aspects of what can be achieved at a new club and the possibilities here are boundless. There is a great deal of work to be done on and off the pitch to fulfil the potential of Salford City and I can’t wait to get started. Even though this season has just ended, our work in preparation for the club’s first season at National level will continue throughout the summer. I look forward to meeting everybody connected with SCFC and developing the relationships which are so important to any club’s success”


DOB – 10.10.71 – Coventry

Graham’s playing career saw him at Scunthorpe United, Luton Town, Preston North End and Burnley. He made 40 international appearances for Scotland. Graham retired at the end of 2011/2012 season after 1024 professional appearances in a playing career spanning 22 years across every level of the game.

Graham was assistant caretaker coach of Preston North End from December 2011-January 2012. He was appointed manager of Fleetwood Town in December 2012. Fleetwood were seventh in the 2012/2013 football league two when he was appointed. Graham guided Fleetwood to promotion in 2013/2014 by winning the league two play offs. He became Scunthorpe United manager in 2016 and the team reached the league one promotion play offs in 2016/2017. He left Scunthorpe United in March 2018.


DOB – 28.9.71 – Littleborough

Chris’s playing career started as a professional at Halifax in 1991. During 1993 he moved to Bury where he made a total of 235 first team appearances, winning back to back promotions in 1995/1996 and 1996/1997 seasons. In 1999 he joined Huddersfield before moving to Preston North End in 2001/2002. In 2006 he joined Sheffield United and in 2007 he made his premiership debut at 35 against Portsmouth. 2008 saw him on loan to Southampton before he rejoined Huddersfield in July 2008.

Chris was caretaker manager of Fleetwood Town in 2015 and was appointed Bury manager in Nov 2017 – Jan 2018.

Graham and Chris take charge with immediate effect.

We would like to the this opportunity to welcome Graham and Chris to the club on behalf of everyone at The Peninsula Stadium.