Former Rangers goalkeeper Neil Alexander has confirmed ‘with great sadness’ that he has left his coaching role at Dundee United.

Alexander played for the Gers between 2008 and 2013, turning out 87 times in all competitions and keeping 39 clean sheets.

Neil Alexander in pre-season action for Rangers against FC Schalke 04 in 2008. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

He also played for the likes of Hearts, Cardiff City and Ipswich Town, in a senior career that began in 1996 and ended in 2018.

Since his retirement, he’s been the goalkeeping coach at Dundee United and last season, he worked with Benjamin Siegrist, one of the outstanding keepers in the league.

However, he confirmed on Twitter on Thursday morning that he is no longer in the role.

“It’s with great sadness that I’m no longer with Dundee United,” he wrote.

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“I enjoyed my 3 years immensely and working with my goalkeepers every day has been an absolute pleasure. I would like to wish the players all the best for the coming season. Hope it’s a successful one.”

 

United weren’t one of the nine clubs he turned out for as a player but it’s clear that he built up a bond over the past few seasons and is disappointed not to be continuing on at Tannadice.

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The former Rangers keeper has left his coaching role at Dundee United. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In a very brief statement also issued on Thursday morning, the Terrors said that the two parties had ‘agreed a mutual termination’ of his contract.

At this stage, it’s unclear whether or not the former Ger has other options lined up for the coming season.

Meanwhile, a talented midfielder who played alongside Alexander at Ibrox scored a stunning goal in the Premier Sports Cup on Wednesday.

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