By Chris Wright
The sad news coming out of Macclesfield Town this morning is that their manager Keith Alexander passed away last night, at the terribly young age of 53.
Alexander collapsed after returning home from his side’s match League Two match with Notts County after spending the previous morning in hospital. He had only recently returned to work following a spell of illness related to a brain aneurysm suffered in 2003.
A statement from Macclesfield issued earlier today said;
“It is our sad duty to report that Keith Alexander passed away today after arriving home from Macclesfield Town’s game at Notts County last night.
Keith was a splendid man. He will be sorely missed at the Moss Rose and by everyone involved in football. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family at this very difficult time.”
I’m not going to start bandying the ‘puts it all in perspective’ bullshit around a la Sky Sports News, but I will extend heartfelt condolences to his family on behalf of everyone involved with Pies.
R.I.P Keith Alexander