Motherwell have confirmed the appointment of former Preston North End and Burnley captain Graham Alexander as their new manager.

Alexander has over 360 games under his belt as a manager after spells with Fleetwood Town, Scunthorpe United and Salford City and will be joined by long-time assistant Chris Lucketti.

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The former Scotland international picked up 40 caps representing the Tartan Army admits that he is out of his “comfort zone” at Fir Park with no experience of the club game in Scotland bit is excited to get started as Stephen Robinson’s replacement.

“I am delighted to have been handed this role at a great club,” Alexander said.

“People will get to understand the hard work I put in, along with my staff and players. I have always brought that to every club, as a player and a manager.

“It’s something different. It is something I am really excited about. I have been a manager now for seven to eight years, and had success with the three clubs I’ve been at. But this is out of my comfort zone. I’m someone who is up for a challenge, and I will get that here.”

Alexander will take charge of his first game this weekend when Motherwell face St. Mirren before welcoming Rangers to Fir Park next weekend.

Fans are buzzing at the appointment of the former Burnley and Preston skipper.

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