Graham Alexander has left Wanderers' League Two rivals Salford City – with Paul Scholes placed in temporary charge.

Alexander had led the Ammies to an unbeaten start in League Two and he has won 49 of his 109 matches in charge.

However, Salford have announced this afternoon that the 48-year-old has left his position, with part-owner Scholes placed in temporary charge.

That is reportedly owing to former Wanderer Warren Joyce, the club's development manager who would have otherwise stepped in, currently isolating.

Alexander's managerial career included two years and nine months with Fleetwood Town and two years with Scunthorpe before being appointed by the Ammies in the summer of 2018.

He won promotion via the National League play-offs in his first season, before leading them to a 10th placed finish last term. They also reached the Checkatrade Trophy final, where they were due to face Portsmouth, before the 2019/20 season was curtailed because of Covid-19.

So far this season, Salford are fifth in the table with nine points from their five matches, but did throw away a two-goal lead at the weekend to draw with Tranmere Rovers.

And that was to be his last match in charge, with Scholes set to be in the dugout for the weekend trip to Port Vale.

A Salford statement read: "Salford City Football Club announces that manager Graham Alexander has left the club with immediate effect.

"The club met with Graham this morning and after discussion have agreed to part company.

"The club would like to wish him all the best and success in the future. Paul Scholes will act as the interim head coach while the club looks to secure a new manager."