Preston North End legend Graham Alexander is back in management having been named the new Milton Keynes Dons boss.

The Dons were dumped out of the League One playoffs at the semi-final stage this time last year.

A dismal campaign has seen them relegated this time around though, sending MK Dons back to League Two.

Mark Jackson departed after their relegation, leaving Pete Winkleman and co to find another new manager.

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MK Dons have decided to go with Alexander as their new man, trusting him to guide them out of League Two next season.

Alexander is an absolute PNE legend after racking up 400 appearances for the club in all competitions.

A 2007 move to Burnley remains a sore spot for many supporters who can’t believe North End ever let him go, never mind to a direct rival.

Alexander did finish his career as a North End player before joining the coaching team, even becoming caretaker manager alongside David Unsworth in 2011.

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The 51-year-old moved into management with Fleetwood Town in 2012 and has largely done a good job wherever he has been.

Alexander’s win rate is above 38% in each of his jobs across spells with Fleetwood, Scunthorpe United, Salford City and Motherwell.

Now back in the dugout having left Motherwell last summer, Alexander has reunited with a former PNE teammate.

Ex-North End skipper Chris Lucketti has been with Alexander throughout his managerial career, serving as his assistant manage.r

The pair are back together once again with Lucketti called upon to assist Alexander at MK Dons.

Both Alexander and Lucketti are heroes to PNE fans and most will be hoping to see them thrive with their new club.