Former Leeds United manager, Simon Grayson, take up reins at Bradford City

New Bradford City manager, Simon Grayson.
New Bradford City manager, Simon Grayson.
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BRADFORD CITY have confirmed the appointment of former Leeds United and Huddersfield Town manager Simon Grayson as their new boss.

The 48-year-old succeeds Stuart McCall at the helm of the Bantams, who drew 2-2 with visiting bottom club Bury on Saturday. Grayson arrives at Valley Parade with four promotions from League One on his CV. He will be joined by long-time assistant Glynn Snodin. No details have been provided by the club with regards length of contract but the appointment is a coup.

Simon Grayson's assistant at Bradford, Glynn Snodin. PIC: Dan Westwell

Simon Grayson's assistant at Bradford, Glynn Snodin. PIC: Dan Westwell

Among his promotion successes was leading Leeds to runners-up spot in 2010, and then taking Huddersfield up via the play-offs two years later.

He was sacked by Sunderland late last year.

In a statement the club said: “Grayson has been our No 1 target to take over first-team affairs since the search began earlier this week.

“He will meet the players tomorrow and will be in charge for the Bantams trip to Charlton Athletic on Tuesday. The club will make no further comment at this time.”

Grayson inherits a team without a win since New Year’s Day. But, with Bradford sitting in the play-off places, there are parallels with the time he took over Huddersfield Town in February, 2012.

He led the Terriers to promotion at Wembley just three months later, two years after taking Leeds to automatic promotion.

He has also taken Blackpool and Preston North End into the Championship.

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