Macclesfield boss Keith Alexander has died at the age of 53, the club said on Wednesday.

Alexander, who recently took time off due to illness, passed away after arriving home on Tuesday night from Macclesfield's League Two match at Notts County.

A statement from the club said: "It is our sad duty to report that Keith Alexander passed away on Wednesday after arriving home from Macclesfield Town's game at Notts County on Tuesday night.

"Keith was a splendid man. He will be sorely missed at the Moss Rose and by everyone involved in football."

The statement continued: "Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family at this very difficult time."

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