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Simon Grayson

Born: December 16, 1989 (age 28)

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
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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 466 articles about Simon Grayson. Articles 1 to 40:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bradford City appoint rookie boss Michael Collins as Simon Grayson's successor
Michael Collins is promoted from Under-18s manager to the role of senior head coach at League One side Bradford City.
Jun 18, 09:22
A more recent picture of Simon Grayson while in charge of Preston North End on April 22, 2016
Report: Ipswich Town in talks with Simon Grayson over managerial vacancy
Ipswich Town are reportedly in contact with former Bradford City, Sunderland and Preston North End boss Simon Grayson regarding the managerial vacancy at Portman Road.
May 15, 22:03
A more recent picture of Simon Grayson while in charge of Preston North End on April 22, 2016
Simon Grayson parts ways with Bradford City
Manager Simon Grayson decides to part ways with Bradford City after just three months at the League One club.
May 8, 13:10
An angry Chris Coleman in charge of Sunderland on March 3, 2018
Chris Coleman: 'Sunderland are in a dark place'
Sunderland manager Chris Coleman admits that the club are in a dark place and suggests that a lack of communication from owner Ellis Short has not helped the situation.
Apr 26, 18:28
A more recent picture of Simon Grayson while in charge of Preston North End on April 22, 2016
Bradford City appoint Simon Grayson as manager
Bradford City confirm that former Sunderland, Leeds United, Preston North End and Huddersfield Town boss Simon Grayson has been appointed as their new manager.
Feb 11, 12:41
Paul Heckingbottom poses with his League One manager of the month award for March 2016
Leeds United keen to appoint Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom?
Leeds United reportedly identify Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom as the preferred replacement for axed manager Thomas Christiansen.
Feb 5, 16:53
A more recent picture of Simon Grayson while in charge of Preston North End on April 22, 2016
Simon Grayson 'interested in vacant Leeds United job'
Simon Grayson reportedly wants to return to Leeds United six years after being sacked, as the Whites seek a replacement for Thomas Christiansen.
Feb 5, 15:47
Chris Coleman in charge of Wales in October 2017
Chris Coleman frustrated with Sunderland inconsistency
Sunderland manager Chris Coleman says that the club's inconsistency in achieving results has been the main frustration in his time at the Stadium of Light.
Jan 9, 13:18
Mohamed Salah in action against Jonjoe Kenny during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton on December 10, 2017
This weekend's biggest games in world football
Sports Mole rounds up the biggest, best and most important matches from across the world this weekend, including one of the most violent fixtures on the planet.
Jan 5, 07:00
A more recent picture of Simon Grayson while in charge of Preston North End on April 22, 2016
Simon Grayson backs Sunderland for survival
Former Sunderland manager Simon Grayson says that the club have enough "quality" to beat the drop to League One this season.
Dec 6, 18:22
Wales manager Chris Coleman on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
Chris Coleman: 'There may be no money to strengthen Sunderland squad in January'
Chris Coleman admits that Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain has not guaranteed any additional funds to strengthen the squad in January.
Dec 3, 22:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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.
Nov 22, 12:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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 shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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

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