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 455 articles about Simon Grayson. Articles 1 to 40:
Wales national team manager Chris Coleman looks on during the International Friendly match between Wales v Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on August 14, 2013
Chris Coleman: 'Sunderland must stay positive'
Manager Chris Coleman says that Sunderland "cannot feel sorry for themselves" as they look to move off the bottom of the Championship table.
12:05
Wales national team manager Chris Coleman looks on during the International Friendly match between Wales v Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on August 14, 2013
Simon Grayson: 'Sunderland must give time to Chris Coleman'
Former Sunderland manager Simon Grayson says that the Black Cats must give his replacement Chris Coleman time to try to succeed at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 20, 17:17
Wales national team manager Chris Coleman looks on during the International Friendly match between Wales v Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on August 14, 2013
Boss Chris Coleman: 'I can't splash cash at Sunderland'
New Sunderland boss Chris Coleman says that there have been no promises over transfer funds for the January window.
Nov 20, 12:27
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Chris Coleman: 'No room for shrinking violets at Sunderland'
Chris Coleman insists that it is a matter of time before the good times return to Sunderland and hopes to be the man who can turn things around.
Nov 19, 22:32
Chris Coleman the Wales manager waves to the crowd during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying match between Wales and Belgium at the Cardiff City Stadium on June 12, 2015
Chris Coleman appointed as Sunderland boss
Chris Coleman is officially appointed as the new manager of Sunderland, replacing Simon Grayson at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 19, 15:38
Michael O'Neill during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
West Bromwich Albion to contact Michael O'Neill?
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly lining up a deal for Michael O'Neill to take over at the Hawthorns, should current boss Tony Pulis leave the role.
Nov 19, 11:36
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Chris Coleman confirms imminent Sunderland appointment
Chris Coleman confirms that he expects to be named as Sunderland's new manager by the end of the weekend, while also urging Wales to appoint "a passionate Welshman".
Nov 18, 20:43
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Sunderland 'to appoint Chris Coleman'
Wales manager Chris Coleman is on the verge of becoming Sunderland's new head coach, according to a report.
Nov 17, 19:56
Paul Heckingbottom poses with his League One manager of the month award for March 2016
Paul Heckingbottom 'out of Sunderland running'
Sunderland reportedly end their pursuit of Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom for their managerial vacancy.
Nov 17, 15:49
Dwight Yorke poses during a Global Legends Series portrait session at the Swissotel on December 5, 2014
Dwight Yorke wants Sunderland job
Dwight Yorke has applied for the Sunderland job and believes that he could provide the lift the side needs to kick-start their season.
Nov 17, 10:11
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Wales boss Chris Coleman 'interested in Sunderland job'
Wales manager Chris Coleman is reportedly open to the prospect of stepping down from his position and taking over at Championship basement boys Sunderland.
Nov 17, 09:21
Michael O'Neill during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Michael O'Neill 'turns down Sunderland approach'
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill reportedly rejects an approach from Sunderland to take over at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 16, 15:26
'Big' Sam Allardyce basks in the Mackem glory of having led Sunderland to survival in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Everton, following in the footsteps of messrs Di Canio, Poyet and Advocaat
Sam Allardyce: 'Sunderland need experience'
Former boss Sam Allardyce claims that whoever becomes the new manager of Sunderland is in for "one hell of a job".
Nov 16, 12:16
Ally McCoist, the Rangers manager, looks on during the pre season friendly match between Derby County and Rangers at iPro Stadium on August 2, 2014
Ally McCoist: 'I'm interested in Sunderland job'
Rangers legend Ally McCoist admits that he holds an interest in the vacant managerial position at Championship side Sunderland.
Nov 16, 11:37
Paul Heckingbottom poses with his League One manager of the month award for March 2016
Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom: 'I've had no approach from Sunderland'
Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom says that Sunderland have not approached him over the vacant managerial position at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 16, 10:53
Paul Heckingbottom poses with his League One manager of the month award for March 2016
Sunderland 'offer manager Paul Heckingbottom huge pay rise to leave Barnsley'
Sunderland have reportedly turned their focus to luring Paul Heckingbottom away from Barnsley after being put off appointing Ally McCoist and Walter Smith.
Nov 15, 14:23
Harry Redknapp in charge of Birmingham City in April 2017
Harry Redknapp not on Sunderland's radar?
Championship outfit Sunderland are reportedly not interested in appointing Harry Redknapp as the club's new manager.
Nov 14, 11:21
Ally McCoist, the Rangers manager, looks on during the pre season friendly match between Derby County and Rangers at iPro Stadium on August 2, 2014
Sunderland consider Paul Heckingbottom, Ally McCoist for managerial role?
Sunderland are reportedly considering Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom and Rangers legend Ally McCoist for the vacant managerial role at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 13, 18:18
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka looks on prior to his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Aitor Karanka 'wary of taking over at Sunderland'
Aitor Karanka is reportedly delaying a decision over whether to take on the Sunderland job due to concerns about the owner's plans, while Ally McCoist is less hesitant.
Nov 12, 20:57
Brighton & Hove Albion Interim Manager Nathan Jones looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion at Craven Cottage on December 29, 2014
Sunderland to make short-term managerial appointment?
Sunderland are tempted to make a 'firefighter appointment' by bringing in a new manager on a short-term basis in time for next week's visit of Millwall, a report claims.
Nov 8, 18:46
Chairman of Sunderland AFC, Ellis Short, during the launch of a pioneering partnership between Invest in Africa and Sunderland AFC at Stadium of Light on June 25, 2012
Sam Allardyce urges Sunderland owner Ellis Short to sell up
Sam Allardyce describes former club Sunderland's plight as "tragic" and insists that the only way it will end is if owner Ellis Short sells the club.
Nov 7, 15:25
Brighton & Hove Albion Interim Manager Nathan Jones looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion at Craven Cottage on December 29, 2014
Sunderland consider approach for Luton Town boss Nathan Jones?
Sunderland reportedly identify Luton Town boss Nathan Jones as a potential candidate for the vacant managerial role at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 6, 16:22
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 'to hold managerial discussions during international break'
Sunderland interim boss Robbie Stockdale says that the club will hold talks with potential new managers during the international break.
Nov 5, 20:33
A more recent picture of Simon Grayson while in charge of Preston North End on April 22, 2016
Ellis Short: 'Simon Grayson record not acceptable'
Sunderland owner Ellis Short states that former manager Simon Grayson's record in the Championship this season was 'not acceptable' following the sacking of the 47-year-old.
Nov 3, 20:18
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy on August 13, 2016
Mick McCarthy: 'I would go back to Sunderland in a heartbeat'
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admits that he would not think twice about managing Sunderland if he did not have a contract to oblige at Portman Road.
Nov 3, 17:53
Jose Mourinho borrows old pal Wenger's coat to attend the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on October 23, 2016
This weekend's biggest games in world football
Sports Mole rounds up the biggest matches across world football for the upcoming weekend, from Argentina to Indonesia.
Nov 3, 07:00
Rangers manager Ally McCoist looks on from the stand during the pre season friendly match between Rangers and Newcastle United at Ibrox Stadium on August 06, 2013
Ally McCoist in frame for Sunderland job?
Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist reportedly emerges as a contender to take on the managerial vacancy at Championship strugglers Sunderland.
Nov 2, 09:50
Manager Simon Grayson of Preston North End applauds the fans after the FA Cup Fifth round match between Preston North End and Manchester United at Deepdale on February 16, 2015
Simon Grayson issues Sunderland statement
Simon Grayson issues a statement in response to his sacking as Sunderland manager on Tuesday night.
Nov 2, 09:26
Harry Redknapp in charge of Birmingham City in April 2017
Harry Redknapp hints at Sunderland interest?
Harry Redknapp suggests that he may be interested in the Sunderland vacancy by admitting that he is "bored" of being out of work.
Nov 2, 09:18
Fulham assistant Manager Billy McKinlay prior to an FA Cup match on January 26, 2013
Managerless Sunderland turn to Billy McKinlay, Robbie Stockdale?
Billy McKinlay and Robbie Stockdale will step up to take charge of Sunderland before a new permanent manager is appointed, according to a report.
Nov 1, 15:16
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
Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson: 'Simon Grayson had tough job'
Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson pays tribute to Simon Grayson after he was sacked just four months into his reign at Sunderland.
Nov 1, 09:40
A more recent picture of Simon Grayson while in charge of Preston North End on April 22, 2016
Garry Monk: Simon Grayson sacking "mind-boggling"
Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk hits out at Sunderland's decision to sack Simon Grayson after just four months in charge.
Nov 1, 09:20
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
Sunderland sack Simon Grayson
Sunderland announce that Simon Grayson has been sacked as manager.
Oct 31, 21:58
A more recent picture of Simon Grayson while in charge of Preston North End on April 22, 2016
Simon Grayson adamant he is still "right man" for Sunderland
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson defends his position by insisting that he is still the "right man" for the job.
Oct 30, 21:03
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 one game from sack at Sunderland?
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson is reportedly one game away from losing his job at the Stadium of Light after a torrid start to the season.
Oct 30, 15:42
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: 'No quick fix at Sunderland'
Sunderland manager Simon Grayson says that he must "be given time" in order to mastermind a 'slow' turnaround in fortunes for the Championship side.
Sep 28, 06:00
A more recent picture of Simon Grayson while in charge of Preston North End on April 22, 2016
Simon Grayson: 'Confidence not an excuse for Sunderland players'
Sunderland manager Simon Grayson says that he is sick of using the word 'confidence' as an excuse for his players after the Black Cats' 5-2 defeat to Ipswich Town.
Sep 27, 13:31
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



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7Derby CountyDerby178542620629
8Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest189092627-127
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20Hull City184683032-218
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22Burton Albion1835101235-2314
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24Sunderland181892335-1211
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