Simon Grayson
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Personal information
Full name Simon Nicholas Grayson
Date of birth 16 December 1969 (1969-12-16) (age 50)
Place of birth    Ripon, Flag of England England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth clubs
1984–1988 Flag of England Leeds United
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1988–1992
1992–1997
1997–1999
1999–2002
2000
2001
2001
2002
2002–2006
Total
Flag of England Leeds United
Flag of England Leicester City
Flag of England Aston Villa
Flag of England Blackburn Rovers
Flag of EnglandSheffield Wednesday (loan)
Flag of EnglandStockport County (loan)
Flag of EnglandNotts County (loan)
Flag of EnglandBradford City (loan)
Flag of England Blackpool
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188 00(4)
049 00(0)
035 00(0)
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013 00(0)
010 00(1)
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126 00(6)
435 0(12)   
Teams managed
2005–2008
2008–2012
2012–2013
2013–2017
2017
2018
Flag of England Blackpool
Flag of England Leeds United
Flag of England Huddersfield Town
Flag of England Preston North End
Flag of England Sunderland
Flag of England Bradford City

Simon Nicholas Grayson (born 16 December 1969) is an English former professional footballer and manager.

As a player, he was a right back, but he was also utilised in midfield in a career that lasted from 1988 until 2006. Having started his career with Leeds United he played in the Premier League for Leicester City, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers, before moving into the Football League with Sheffield Wednesday, Stockport County, Notts County, Bradford City and Blackpool. He was appointed as player/manager of Blackpool in 2005, and a year later retired from playing to concentrate on the managerial side of his job.

In 2008, he was appointed manager of Leeds United, but despite leading them to promotion to the Championship he was dismissed in February 2012. He was soon back in management though taking over from Lee Clark at Huddersfield Town. He again gained promotion from League One via the play-offs, beating Sheffield United in the final. But after a run of twelve games without a win he was dismissed at the end of January 2013. On 18 February 2013 Grayson became the new manager of Preston North End taking over from Graham Westley who had been relieved of his duties the previous week.

External links

Blackpool Football Club - Managers

Barcroft 1903 to 09 • Cox 1909 to 11 • Norman 1918 to 23 • Buckley 1923 to 27 • Beaumont 1927 to 28 • Evans 1928 to 33 • MacFarlane 1933 to 35 • Smith 1935 to 58 • Suart 1958 to 67 • Mortensen 1967 to 69 • Shannon 1969 to 70 • Stokoe 1970 to 72 • Potts 1972 to 76 • Brown 1976 to 78 • Stokoe 1978 to 79 • Ternent 1979 to 80 • Ball 1980 to 81 • Brown 1981 to 82 • Ellis 1982 to 89 • Mullen 1989 to 90 • Carr 1990 • Ayre 1990 to 94 • Allardyce 1994 to 96 • Megson 1996 to 97 • Worthington 1997 to 99 • McMahon 2000 to 04 • Hendry 2004 to 05 • Grayson 2005 to 08 • Holloway 2009 to 12 • Appleton 2012 to 13 • Ince 2013 to 14 • Riga 2014 • Clark 2014 to 15 • McDonald 2015 to 16 • Bowyer 2016–

Leeds United Football Club - Managers

Ray (1919–20) • Fairclough (1920–1927) • Ray (1927–35) • Hampson (1935–47) • Edwards (1947–48) • Buckley (1948–53) • Carter (1953–58) • Edwards (1958c) • Lambton (1958–59) • Taylor (1959–61) • Revie (1961–74) • Clough (1974) • Lindley (1974c) • Armfield (1974–78) • Lindley (1978c) • Stein (1978) • Lindley (1978c) • Adamson (1978–80) • Lindley (1980c) • Merrington (1980c) • Clarke (1980–82) • Gray (1982–85) • Gunby (1985c) • Bremner (1985–88) • Hunter (1988c) • Wilkinson (1988–96) • Graham (1996–98) • O'Leary (1998–2002) • Venables (2002–03) • Reid (2003) • Gray (2003–04c) • Blackwell (2004–06) • Carver (2006c) • Geddis (2006c) • Wise (2006–08) • Williams (2008c) • McAllister (2008) • Grayson (2008–12) • Redfearn (2012c) • Warnock (2012–13) • Redfearn (2013c) • McDermott (2013–14) • Hockaday (2014) • Redfearn (2014c) • Milanič (2014) • Redfearn (2014–15) • Rösler (2015) • Evans (2015–16) • Monk (2016–17) • Christiansen (2017–18) • Heckingbottom (2018) • Bielsa (2018–)

Huddersfield Town Association Football Club - Managers

Walker (1908–10) · Pudan (1910–12) · Knightonc (1912) · Fairclough (1912–19) · Langley (1919–21) · Chapman (1921–25) · Potter (1925–26) · Chaplin (1926–29) · C. Stephenson (1929–42) · Magner (1942–43) · Steele (1943–47) · G. Stephenson (1947–52) · Board Of Directorsc (1952) · Beattie (1952–56) · Shankly (1956–59) · Boot (1959–64) · Greavesc (1964) · Johnston (1964–68) · Greaves (1968–74) · Collins (1974–75) · Johnston (1975–77) · Haselden (1977) · Johnston (1977–78) · Buxton (1978–86) · Smith (1986–87) · McAllisterc (1987) · Macdonald (1987–88) · Hand (1988–92) · Ross (1992–93) · Warnock (1993–95) · Horton (1995–97) · Jackson (1997–99) · Bruce (1999–2000) · Macari (2000–02) · Wadsworth (2002–03) · Machin (2003) · Jackson (2003–07) · Murphy, Mitchell, Booty, Dungworthc (2007) · Ritchie (2007–08) · Murphyc (2008) · Ternent (2008) · Murphyc (2008) · Mitchellc (2008) · Clark (2008–12) · Grayson (2012–13) · Lillisc (2013) · Robins (2013–14) · Lillisc (2014) · Powell (2014–15) · Lillisc (2015) · Wagner (2015–2019) · Hudsonc (2019) · Siewert (2019) · Hudsonc (2019) · Cowley (2019–20) · Corberán (2020–)

Preston North End Football Club - Managers

Sudell (1881–95) · Parker (1906–15) · Hayes (1919–23) · Lawrence (1923–25) · Richards (1925–27) · Gibson (1927–31) · Hayes (1931–32) · Muirhead (1936–37) · Taylorc (1938) · Scott (1949–53) · Symon (1953–54) · Milnec (1954) · Hill (1954–56) · Britton (1956–61) · Milne (1961–68) · Seith (1968–70) · Nicholsonc (1970) · Ball (1970–73) · Lordc (1973) · Charlton (1973–75) · Stilesc (1975) · A. Kellyc (1975) · Catterick (1975–77) · Stiles (1977–81) · Docherty (1981) · A. Kelly (1981) · Lee (1981–83) · A. Kelly (1983–85) · Booth (1985–86) · Kidd (1986) · Clarkc (1986) · McGrath (1986–90) · Chapman (1990–92) · Allardycec (1992) · Beck (1992–94) · Peters (1994–98) · Moyes (1998–2002) · O'Hanlonc (2002) · C. Brown (2002–04) · Davies (2004–06) · Simpson (2006–07) · R. Kellyc (2007) · Irvine (2007–09) · R. Kellyc (2009–10) · Ferguson (2010) · Unsworthc (2010–11) · P. Brown (2011) · Alexander & Unsworthc (2011–12) · Westley (2012–13) · Grayson (2013–17) · Thompson (2017)

Sunderland Football Club - Managers

Watson (1888–96) • Campbell (1896–99) • Mackie (1899–1905) • Kyle (1905–28) • Cochrane (1928–39) • Murray (1939–57) • Brown (1957–64) • Hardwick (1964–65c) • McColl (1965–68) • Brown (1968–72) • Elliott (1972c) • Stokoe (1972–76) • MacFarlane (1976c) • Adamson (1976–78) • Merrington (1978c) • Elliott (1978–79) • Knighton (1979–81) • Docherty (1981c) • Durban (1981–84) • Robson (1984c) • Ashurst (1984–85) • McMenemy (1985–87) • Stokoe (1987c) • Smith (1987–91) • Crosby (1991–93) • Butcher (1993) • Buxton (1993–95) • Reid (1995–2002) • Wilkinson (2002–03) • McCarthy (2003–06) • Ball (2006c) • Quinn (2006) • Keane (2006–08) • Sbragia (2008–09) • Bruce (2009–11) • Black (2011c) • O'Neill (2011–13) • Di Canio (2013) • Ball (2013c) • Poyet (2013–15) • Advocaat (2015) • Allardyce (2015–16) • Moyes (2016–2017) • Grayson (2017–)

Bradford City Association Football Club - Managers

Campbell (1903–05) • O'Rourke (1905–21) • Menzies (1921–26) • Veitch (1926–28) • Fosterc (1928) • O'Rourke (1928) • Peart (1930–35) • Ray (1935–37) • Westgarth (1938–43) • Sharp (1943–46) • Barker (1946–47) • Milburn (1947–48) • Steele (1948–52) • A.Harrisi (1952) • Powell (1952–55) • P.Jackson (1955–61) • Brocklebank (1961–64) • B. Harris (1965–66) • Watson (1966–67) • Hair (1967–68) • McAnearney & Hallettc (1968) • Wheeler (1968–71) • Wilsonc (1971) • Edwards (1971–75) • Kennedy (1975–78) • Napier (1978) • Mulhall (1978–81) • McFarland (1981–82) • Cherry (1982–87) • Dolan (1987–89) • Yorath (1989–90) • Docherty (1990–91) • Stapleton (1991–94) • Lawrence (1994–95) • Kamara (1995–98) • Jewell (1998–2000) • Hutchings (2000) • McCallc (2000) • Jefferies (2000–01) • Smithc (2001) • Law (2002–03) • Atherton, Jacobs, Wetherall & Windassc (2003) • Robson (2003–04) • Todd (2004–07) • Wetherall (2007) • McCall (2007–10) • Jacobsc (2010) • Taylor (2010–11) • P. A. Jackson (2011) • Cooperc (2011) • Parkinson (2011–16) • McCall (2016–18) • Abbottc (2018) • Grayson (2018–)

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