Alex Neil leaves PNE: Here are 5 of his best and 5 of his worst games as Preston North End manager

Preston manager Alex Neil has left the club after a poor run of form, the Sky Bet Championship club has announced.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 6:00 pm

The 39-year-old Scot’s reign was brought to a close on Sunday after the previous day’s 1-0 home defeat by Luton, the club’s third in succession and eighth in 12 league games.

Here we remember five of Alex Neil's most memorable games as PNE manager, and five he'd probably rather forget.

Alex Neil leaves PNE: 10 of his best and worst games as Preston North End manager

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This was PNE at their pressing and counter-attacking best early in Alex Neil's reign, coming back from 1-0 down to sweep the Blues aside.
Gentry Day went with a swing in Neil's first season in charge, as Tom Barkhuizen and Sean Maguire (2) found the net at the Macron Stadium in front of 4,400 travelling PNE fans.
What a day at Deepdale as North End blew local rivals Blackburn away, two early goals and two late strikes doing the damage.
Superb away victory for Preston in the capital which was the second game in a 12-match unbeaten run.
Five-star show from North End as they ripped Barnsley apart,, Even Ben Pearson got in on the scoring act!
A miserable Gentry Day for North End as speculation raged over Neil's future - that day's opponents having been linked with him
North End were taken to the cleaners by Hull that night, Neil choosing to play midfielder Ryan Ledson at right-back
Derby misery for Preston as Blackburn out-footballed them on the night. A tame surrender.
The defeat to bottom club Wycombe looked a narrow one on paper but there was a bigger gulf on the day. Time was starting to run out for Neil.
The nail in the coffin for Alex Neil as Luton became the 10th side to win at Deepdale in the Championship this season.