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Who is Stoke City manager Alex Neil?
Alexander Francis Neil is 41 years of age and was born on the 9th of June, 1981 in Airdrie, Scotland and is the current manager of Stoke City FC. Before going into management, Neil played as a defensive midfielder for clubs around the United Kingdom such as Barnsley, Mansfield Town and Airdrieonians.
Neil came through the Dunfermline Athletic academy before joining Airdrieonians in 1999. He made 16 appearances for the club scoring 5 goals which earnt him a move to Barnsley who at the time were in the first division in England.
The club spent two seasons in the first division before relegating to the second. Alex Neil spent another two seasons with Barnsley before joining Mansfield Town ahead of the 2004/05 season on a free transfer.
Neil made 41 appearances in his lone season at Mansfield Town before returning to Scotland the following season at Hamilton Academical.
In his time at Hamilton Academical, he was a part of the side that won the 2007/08 Scottish Football League First Division title which was his only honour in his playing days. In 2013, Alex Neil began his managerial career as a player-manager of Hamilton Academical where he led the side to playoff glory in 2014.
The following season he joined Norwich City where he once again won the playoffs but this time earning the side promotion to the Premier League.
Following the side’s relegation from the Premier League, Neil stayed with the club winning the EFL Championship Manager of the Month award in September 2016. However, in March 2017, the club sat in 8th place and therefore, Neil was subsequently sacked.
His next managerial position came at Preston North End in the Championship and following that, Sunderland. Neil went on to have a successful spell at Sunderland where he won the playoffs for the third time in his career earning himself a move to Stoke City.
On 28 August 2022, Neil was appointed as the new manager of Stoke City.
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