Alex Revell Manager Profile
Alex Revell had the unenviable task of keeping Boro’s heads above water in League Two after Graham Westley left his position in February 2020. A member of the coaching team since retiring in summer 2019, it was quite a promotion. Let’s face it, the lad knew his stuff. But as a gaffer? Well, he couldn’t wish for a tougher situation in which to prove his stuff. Revs saw it all as a player, but taking up the reins when Boro’ were some way adrift at the foot of League Two? Now, that’s a challenge.
In the end, he that challenge paled into comparison with the wider situation in spring 2020. As the coronavirus swept the nation, the authorities hit the pause button on the campaign. And then called the whole thing off. Boro’ got a stay of execution due to the off-field plight of Macclesfield Town. For Revs, it meant a chance to start afresh in League Two; his own mark stamped on the squad as we looked to put right what had been a truly dismal 2019-20 season in more ways than one.
That, to his credit, he did. The 2020-1 season took a while to get going. But Revs soon found his stride; aided by the appointment of Dean Wilkins as his right-hand man. Under his leadership, Boro’ came close to a new all-time club clean sheets record. And there was an epic run of form that catapulted us into the fringes of the playoff debate. It didn’t ultimately happen – but, then again, it would’ve been too soon. It meant that we had a lot of optimism going into the 2021-2 campaign, though; hoping to build on what Revs had started in his 18 months previous.
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