By Matt B
Thursday 04 Mar 2010 10:49:00
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Tributes from all over the footballing world have been left for Macclesfield Town manager Keith Alexander after he sadly passed away yesterday aged just 53.

The guys here at Wraggs to Riches have trawlled the internet to bring you just a few of the many tributes we've found on various websites today:-

"He was a larger than life character - an honest man, a splendid man and he will be missed by people in all walks of life. He was an absolutely superb human being.

"He was always there and together we just got on with stuff. In the difficult times we've had, we've helped each other through things and he was just a rock."

Gary Simpson - Assistant Manager

"I am shocked and deeply saddened by the death of Keith Alexander. The thoughts of the Football League, its clubs and football supporters everywhere will be with Keith's family and friends.

"He was a tough, dogged competitor as a player and as a manager and will be greatly missed."

Football League chairman Lord Mawhinney

"Over and above being the absolute professional in everything he did, Keith was one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet.

"It goes without saying that our thoughts are with Helen and the family at this extremely difficult time."

Lincoln City Chairman Stef Wright

"Keith was the perfect manager for a club like ours. He was totally pragmatic about managing in League Two and the constraints involved.  He was a splendid man, a real gentleman and an absolute privilege to work with."

Mike Rance - MTFC Chairman

"When I went into management he was the one I aspired to. I looked up to him. He was at Lincoln and did ever so well."

Paul Ince

"Keith Alexander was one of the most genuine people you could work with, to know and to have the pleasure to meet.

"There are a lot of heavy hearts around Gigg Lane this afternoon and as a club, we wish to pass our condolences to Keith's immediate family, his friends and all supporters, players and officials at Macclesfield Town."

Bury FC

"You won't find a more dedicated man at any club, he always gave 150 per cent. I feel so sad for his family."

Barry Fry

“In one way or another we all live to serve, but we have lost one of our great trailblazers. He served the game, and our community, with distinction and without fuss."

Garth Crooks, Ambassador for Kick It Out

"I've lost a friend not just a manager and it's going to be hard. But he'll have expected us to go out there and play the next game as if nothing had ever happened. That's the sort of person he was."

Richard Butcher

RIP Keith


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