Monday 20 November 2017

Macclesfield shock at sudden death of boss Alexander

Keith Alexander's family will be asked to decide whether Macclesfield's League Two match at Hereford on Saturday should go ahead following his shock death.

The 53-year-old manager passed away just hours after Macclesfield's match at Notts County on Tuesday night. He collapsed at his home and later died, although the exact cause of his death has not been disclosed.

Macclesfield chairman Mike Rance has spoken to Hereford counterpart Graham Turner about Saturday's match at Edgar Street.

Rance said: "Graham knew Keith very well and we've both agreed that Keith's family should be the key arbiters in deciding whether Saturday's match should go ahead. The players are back in tomorrow and, after speaking to Keith's wife Helen, we expect a decision will be made in the next 24 hours."

Alexander, who was widely respected in the game, had health problems dating back to November 2003, when he suffered a cerebral aneurysm.

More recently, a prolonged bout of hiccups forced him to take several days off work, but there was no apparent sign of distress as he travelled back to Lincoln on Tuesday night.

Irish Independent

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