Simon Grayson

Where is Simon Grayson now?

After spells in the Premier League with Aston Villa and Leicester City, Simon Grayson retired from playing in 2006 after four years at Blackpool.

As his playing career was winding down Grayson moved into coaching with the Blackpool reserve team.

He then stepped up as caretaker manager when Colin Hendry left the club and eventually became full time manager of the club in 2006.

After a couple of successful seasons at Blackpool Grayson left the club in 2008 for Leeds United with whom he started his career.

After a great start to his Leeds managerial career where he equalled one of the Don Revie’s back to back victory records, Grayson was sacked from the club in 2012 after four years in charge due to a string of poor results.

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Grayson wasn’t out of work for long as Huddersfield offered him the vacant manager’s job days after leaving Leeds.

Although he gained promotion to the Championship with the club he was only there for a year as he was sacked after failing to win in 12 consecutive games.

Grayson was back in football a month later when he was appointed manager of Preston North End and achieved promotion via the play-offs in his first full season at the club.

In July 2017, Grayson left Preston North End after four years at the club to join recently relegated Sunderland as their new manager.

Unfortunately, Grayson’s time on Tyneside was short-lived and he was sacked in October 2017 after managing only one win in 18 games during his tenure.

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Simon Grayson: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Leicester City

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