Simon Grayson Sacked

01 Feb 2012 02:07pm, by YorkshireSquare

Leeds United have announced the departure of Simon Grayson and his coaching staff. In a club statement Leeds United chief executive Shaun Harvey said "We have 18 games to go this season and are still within touching distance of the Play-Offs, but felt with the transfer window now closed we needed to make the change at this time in the belief that a new managerial team will be able to get more out of the existing squad of players and make the difference." Youth team manager Neil Redfearn will take over as caretaker manager whilst a permanent replacement for Simon Grayson is found.

Grayson has been manager for just over three years, the highlight of which was achieving promotion to the Championship in 2010. After a promising start to the 2011-2012 season performances started to fade. During last night’s four one defeat by Birmingham City Grayson looked a lost man, perhaps resigned to his fate. It was certainly the final straw for chairman Ken Bates.