Scunthorpe United appointed Graham Alexander as first team manager in March 2016.
The appointment saw Alexander return to Glanford Park, where he began his playing career. He made his debut in April 1991 after coming through our youth ranks. He made 159 league appearances for United, scoring 18 goals.
Similarly successful spells at Luton Town, Preston North End and Burnley followed for the full-back/midfielder, while Alexander also picked up 40 caps playing internationally for Scotland. In April 2011, Alexander made his 1,000th senior appearance for club and country. Only fellow ex-Iron Tony Ford has matched this feat as an outfield player.
During his first spell at North End, the Scot racked up exactly 400 appearances for the club, which included a spot in the 2004/2005 PFA Championship team of the year.
He then made the move to join local rivals Burnley in 2007, where he won promotion to the Premier League in 2009. During that promotion season, Alexander played in all 61 of the Clarets’ matches, culminating in a play-off final victory over Sheffield United at Wembley. The following season, the defender would go on to make his top flight debut in an away fixture with Stoke City.
After leaving Burnley in 2011, the Scot returned to Preston and in the process, scored with his last ever free-kick, levelling things up late on against Charlton Athletic, in his final game for the club.
After a spell coaching at Preston, he began his managerial career with Fleetwood Town in December 2012, where he spent almost three years, and guided them to promotion via the League Two play-offs in May 2014 - establishing a reputation as one of the brightest young managers in the game.
Chris Lucketti joined Scunthorpe United as assistant manager in June 2016.
Lucketti teamed up again with manager Graham Alexander following their time together at Fleetwood Town, while the Iron boss was in charge there. The former central defender remained as assistant manager there following Alexander's departure last September.
Lucketti also spent five years with the current Iron manager at Preston North End, a side he made over 200 appearances for.
As well as with the Lilywhites, his playing career included spells at Rochdale, Stockport County, Halifax Town, Bury, Huddersfield, Sheffield United and Southampton.
First Team Coach
Nick Daws arrived at Glanford Park in late 2014.
Daws left his position as Queens Park Rangers academy’s head of coaching and coach education to join the Iron as first team coach then.
He enjoyed a 13-year playing career in the Football League, most notably as a midfielder at Bury before periods with Rotherham United and Grimsby Town.
Following his retirement from playing in 2005, Daws joined the coaching staff at Rotherham United - as a fitness coach before becoming first team coach and aiding Mark Robins in his reign with the Millers.
Daws joined Barnsley in the same role, when Robins was appointed as boss at Oakwell - before departing when Robins left in 2011.
Daws started the 2012–13 season in a new role as professional development coach at QPR before taking on the role of head of coaching there in September 2014.
He departed Loftus Road to rejoin Robins at the Iron 13 months later and made a big impact when in temporary charge in January and February 2016 following Robins' exit, winning four games out of five.
He continued as manager for a further month before Alexander was appointed, and was then assistant manager for the rest of that season until Chris Lucketti's arrival.
Andy Dawson has been back with the Iron as a coach since 2013.
Dawson initially joined the Iron on loan from Nottingham Forest in December 1998 before making the move permanent three months later.
He went on to spend the next four years with United and played the full 90 minutes as Scunthorpe beat Leyton Orient 1-0 in the Division Four Play-Off final at Wembley in May 1999.
In total, the full-back played 228 games in claret and blue during his first spell before departing for Hull City in May 2003 on a free transfer.
He was a first team regular for Hull during a ten year stint with the club and helped them gain promotion to the Premier League at the end of the 2007-08 season.
After making 317 appearances for the Tigers, Dawson left at the end of the 2013-14 campaign and re-joined United on a free transfer as a player/coach.
He played 22 times as Scunthorpe secured promotion back to League One last season and continued the dual role in the following season before focusing on the coaching side.
He enjoyed a successful spell in caretaker charge alongside Nick Daws following the departure of Mark Robins and Ned Kelly, and then assisted Daws during his month as manager.
A summer 2013 comeback represented Paul Musselwhite’s third return to Glanford Park.
He began his playing career with Portsmouth before first joining Scunthorpe in 1988, playing 132 games in four years at the club.
He later played over 300 games in an eight year spell at Port Vale before signing for Hull City and returned to United in 2004.
He was first choice between the sticks during the 2004-05 League Two promotion winning season and eventually departed Glanford Park for a second time in the summer of 2006.
After that, he turned out for a number of non-league clubs before making his first steps as a goalkeeping coach at Lincoln City.
He later signed for York City as a player-goalkeeping coach and kept a clean sheet on his debut for the club in a 1-0 away win over Cambridge in April 2002 at the age of 43.
He left York in March 2013 and finished the season as goalkeeping coach at Bury before taking up his current role at Scunthorpe in June 2013.