Simon Grayson

Born: December 16, 1989 (age 27)

Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Hometown: Ripon, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Defender
Simon Grayson the manager of Preston North End looks on prior to the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Preston North End and Watford at Deepdale on August 25, 2015
Career History
Youth1984-1988Leeds United
Senior1988-1992Leeds United
1992-1997Leicester City
1997-1999Aston Villa
1999-2002Blackburn Rovers
→ 2000Sheffield Wednesday (loan)
→ 2001Stockport County (loan)
→ 2001Notts County (loan)
→ 2002Bradford City (loan)
2002-2006Blackpool
Managerial2005-2008Blackpool
2008-2012Leeds United
2012-2013Huddersfield Town
2013-2017Preston North End
2017-Sunderland
Sports Mole has 418 articles about Simon Grayson. Articles 1 to 40:
Ronald Koeman is all smiles during the Premier League game between Everton and Liverpool on December 19, 2016
Result: Everton make light work of Sunderland in EFL Cup third round
Everton reach the fourth round of the EFL Cup following a straightforward 3-0 win over Sunderland in Wednesday night's clash at Goodison Park.
Sep 20, 21:34
A more recent picture of Simon Grayson while in charge of Preston North End on April 22, 2016
Simon Grayson: Sunderland finances "no great surprise"
Sunderland manager Simon Grayson admits that he was fully aware of the club's financial situation before he agreed to take the job.
Sep 19, 15:21
A general view of the stadium during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on February 21, 2015
Sunderland CEO: 'We made mistakes'
Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain admits that the club "made mistakes" in the run-up to their relegation from the Premier League.
Sep 19, 15:10
A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at The Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014
Danny Higginbotham: 'Sunderland players must stop hiding'
Former Sunderland defender Danny Higginbotham believes that multiple players at the club are "hiding" and urges them to be pulling in the same direction.
Sep 14, 21:51
Simon Grayson the manager of Preston North End looks on prior to the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Preston North End and Watford at Deepdale on August 25, 2015
Simon Grayson: Defeat a "kick in the teeth"
Sunderland manager Simon Grayson describes his side's late defeat to Nottingham Forest as "a big kick in the teeth".
Sep 13, 18:29
General views of the Stadium of Light on December 6, 2011
Sunderland confirm investigations into thrown bottle against Sheffield United
Sunderland confirm that they are investigating claims that a bottle was thrown during their defeat to Sheffield United last weekend.
Sep 12, 14:29
Lamine Kone in action for Sunderland on August 13, 2016
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson: 'No offers made for Lamine Kone, Didier Ndong'
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson says that no clubs made an offer for either Lamine Kone or Didier Ndong during the transfer window.
Sep 9, 10:10
Jonny Williams of Crystal Palace in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Sunderland at Selhurst Park on August 31, 2013
Sunderland keen on loan deal for Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams?
Sunderland are reportedly in talks with Crystal Palace over a season-long loan deal for midfielder Jonny Williams.
Aug 31, 16:45
West Ham United's Adrian and Robert Snodgrass celebrate victory over Tottenham Hotspur on May 5, 2017
Aston Villa join race to sign West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass?
Aston Villa reportedly join the race to sign West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass, who will leave the Hammers before the end of the transfer window.
Aug 22, 16:13
A general view of the stadium during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on February 21, 2015
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson: 'The final ball let us down'
Simon Grayson insists that Sunderland did not deserve to fall a goal down following a "dominant" start against Leeds United, which they failed to recover from.
Aug 19, 21:03
West Ham United's Adrian and Robert Snodgrass celebrate victory over Tottenham Hotspur on May 5, 2017
Sunderland to make approach for West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass?
Sunderland manager Simon Grayson suggests that he is likely to make an approach for West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass, who has been made available for transfer.
Aug 18, 10:32
A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at The Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014
Simon Grayson happy with Sunderland's start to the season
Sunderland manager Simon Grayson admits that he is happy with his side's unbeaten start to the campaign after their poor showing in pre-season.
Aug 17, 12:30
Simon Grayson the manager of Preston North End looks on prior to the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Preston North End and Watford at Deepdale on August 25, 2015
Simon Grayson: "It was a pleasing afternoon"
Sunderland manager Simon Grayson praises his team's "work ethic" after their first win of the Championship season.
Aug 13, 20:36
Simon Grayson manager of Preston North End looks on prior to the FA Cup with Budweiser Fourth round match between Nottingham Forest and Preston North End at City Ground on January 24, 2014
Result: Lewis Grabban scores brace and own goal as Sunderland win at Norwich City
Lewis Grabban scores three goals - one of them into his own net - as Sunderland claim their first win of the 2017-18 Championship season away at Norwich City.
Aug 13, 15:30
Simon Grayson manager of Preston North End looks on prior to the FA Cup with Budweiser Fourth round match between Nottingham Forest and Preston North End at City Ground on January 24, 2014
Simon Grayson pleased with Sunderland performance
Sunderland manager Simon Grayson is pleased with his side's performance during his first match at the helm, despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home.
Aug 4, 22:24
Simon Grayson manager of Preston North End looks on prior to the FA Cup with Budweiser Fourth round match between Nottingham Forest and Preston North End at City Ground on January 24, 2014
Result: Sunderland held by Derby County in Championship opener
Sunderland are held to a 1-1 draw at home by Derby County in their first match back in the Championship.
Aug 4, 21:40
Gary Rowett manager of Birmingham City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Birmingham City at Portman Road on February 24, 2015
Live Commentary: Sunderland 1-1 Derby County - as it happened
Relive the 1-1 draw between Sunderland and Derby County as the Black Cats are held to a home draw on the opening day of the Championship season.
Aug 4, 18:45
Darron Gibson in action for Everton on November 9, 2014
Simon Grayson: Darron Gibson "bang out of order"
Sunderland manager Simon Grayson describes Darron Gibson's disparaging remarks about the club as "bang out of order".
Aug 3, 16:57
Ross McCormack in action for Aston Villa on August 5, 2016
Sunderland close to completing Ross McCormack capture?
A report claims that Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack is on the brink of joining Sunderland on a season's loan, with minor details left to thrash out.
Aug 2, 21:57
Martyn Waghorn of Rangers takes on Jake Pickard of Queen of the South during the Scottish Championship match between Glasgow Rangers FC and Queen of the South FC at Ibrox Stadium on October 17, 2015
Sunderland want reunion with Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn?
Sunderland reportedly register an interest in signing Rangers forward Martyn Waghorn, who began his career at the Stadium of Light.
Jul 31, 12:57
Jason Steele celebrates during the FA Cup game between Newport and Blackburn on January 18, 2016
Sunderland complete Jason Steele signing
Sunderland complete the signing of goalkeeper Jason Steele in a four-year deal from Blackburn Rovers.
Jul 26, 20:08
General view of the interior of Villa Park in Birmingham on November 2, 2014
Report: Sunderland keen on Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick
A report claims that Sunderland are weighing up a bid for Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick, but only after offloading more of their high earners.
Jul 16, 18:34
Ross McCormack in action for Aston Villa on August 5, 2016
Sunderland interested in Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack?
Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack is reportedly wanted by Sunderland, despite the Scotsman working his way back into Steve Bruce's first-team plans.
Jul 16, 10:54
A general view of the stadium during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on February 21, 2015
Sunderland complete double signing of Aiden McGeady, James Vaughan
Championship side Sunderland confirm the signings of winger Aiden McGeady from Everton and striker James Vaughan from Bury.
Jul 13, 21:23
Bournemouth's Max Gradel during a friendly fixture against Valencia on August 3, 2016
Report: Bournemouth winger Max Gradel set for France move
Bournemouth winger Max Gradel will turn down interest from Sunderland to seal a move to either Nantes or Toulouse, according to reports.
Jul 13, 19:47
Brendan Galloway of Everton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on September 12, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Simon Grayson happy with Brendan Galloway performance
Simon Grayson says that the loan signing of Brendan Galloway is a "big bonus" for Sunderland, having been left impressed by the defender's performance on his debut.
Jul 9, 19:55
Tyias Browning of Everton in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Leeds United and Everton at Elland Road on August 1, 2015 in Leeds, England.
Everton defender Tyias Browning joins Sunderland on loan
Everton defender Tyias Browning completes a season-long loan move to recently-relegated Sunderland.
Jul 8, 13:46
Eddie Howe and Max Gradel after Bournemouth's 1-0 win over Everton on September 24, 2016
Sunderland 'make fresh approach for winger Max Gradel'
Bournemouth winger Max Gradel reportedly wants out of the Vitality Stadium and could be on his way to Sunderland, where he will reunite with former boss Simon Grayson.
Jul 8, 09:47
Brendan Galloway of Everton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on September 12, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Everton defender Brendan Galloway completes loan move to Sunderland
Everton defender Brendan Galloway joins Sunderland on a season-long loan.
Jul 5, 17:26
Alex 'Mitchell' Neil watches on during the Premier League game between Norwich City and Chelsea on March 1, 2016
Preston North End appoint Alex Neil as new boss
Preston North End announce that Alex Neil has agreed to become their new manager on a rolling 12-month contract.
Jul 4, 17:00
Tyias Browning of Everton in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Leeds United and Everton at Elland Road on August 1, 2015 in Leeds, England.
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson to raid Everton for three players?
A report claims that Everton duo Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway are to undergo medicals with Sunderland ahead of joining on loan.
Jul 4, 14:54
Simon Grayson the manager of Preston North End looks on prior to the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Preston North End and Watford at Deepdale on August 25, 2015
Simon Grayson promises "clean slate" for all Sunderland players
New Sunderland manager Simon Grayson hopes to be the man to turn around the club's faltering fortunes, having been appointed earlier this week on a three-year deal.
Jul 2, 20:34
Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City and John O'Shea of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light on August 22, 2015 in Sunderland
John O'Shea signs new Sunderland deal
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson says that defender John O'Shea has agreed to sign a new one-year deal at the Stadium of Light.
Jun 30, 17:02
Simon Grayson the manager of Preston North End looks on prior to the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Preston North End and Watford at Deepdale on August 25, 2015
Sunderland confirm Simon Grayson appointment
Sunderland confirm the appointment of Preston North End boss Simon Grayson as their new manager.
Jun 29, 19:44
A general view of the stadium during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on February 21, 2015
Sunderland pull out of takeover talks
Sunderland announce that owner Ellis Short will remain in charge of the club after takeover talks broke down with another interested party.
Jun 29, 13:06
Simon Grayson the manager of Preston North End looks on prior to the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Preston North End and Watford at Deepdale on August 25, 2015
Preston North End allow Sunderland to hold talks with Simon Grayson
Preston North End allow Sunderland to open talks with boss Simon Grayson over the vacant managerial position at the Stadium of Light.
Jun 29, 12:22
David Moyes looks dejected during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Sunderland on April 26, 2017
Report: David Moyes lined up for Preston North End job
Former Sunderland manager David Moyes could reportedly be on his way back to Preston North End should Simon Grayson leave the club this summer.
Jun 18, 13:33
A general view of the stadium during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on February 21, 2015
Sunderland put manager search on hold
Sunderland announce that they have put their search for a new manager on hold while talks are ongoing over the sale of the club.
Jun 16, 15:53
Simon Grayson the manager of Preston North End looks on prior to the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Preston North End and Watford at Deepdale on August 25, 2015
Simon Grayson "fully committed" to Preston North End amid Sunderland interest
Preston North End manager Simon Grayson insists that he is "fully committed" to the club amid speculation linking him with the vacant post at Sunderland.
Jun 16, 15:38
Paul Lambert looks on prior to kickoff during the FA Cup fift- round match between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United on February 21, 2016
Paul Lambert added to Sunderland's managerial wishlist?
Paul Lambert joins the list of potential candidates to take over at Sunderland, a fortnight on from losing his job as Wolverhampton Wanderers boss.
Jun 11, 12:20



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