Simon Grayson Sacked

01 Feb 2012 02:07 pm, 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.

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mav wrote on 03 Feb 2012 03:35 pm

Armleywhite wrote: aye, good post. Ex players don't necessarily make the best managers.
They are not always that bad.

Dolly & Revie.

:-D

Big T wrote on 02 Feb 2012 07:43 pm

It's about time that Bates got the sack. Can't beleive that he's sacked the best manager we've had since Revie. If funds had have been available Grayson would have had us promoted to the premier league! Who will want to take over as manager with Bates holding the purse strings?

Armleywhite wrote on 02 Feb 2012 05:11 pm

Twiggster wrote:
NO! No more ex players please!!!! Bremner, Clarke, Gray, Gary Mac, Grayson...all failed - and tarnished their memories as players, by becoming managers of our club. Let our past heroes stay just that. Strachan would have too much expectation on his shoulders to be able to live up to, from the fickle Leeds fans.
:roll:
aye, good post. Ex players don't necessarily make the best managers.

paul wrote on 02 Feb 2012 10:32 am

United! Ken bates will never be united with anyone, warnock is there any point coming here? You will build a decent side (mostly of loanies or pensioners/ freebies) as soon as you get leeds in a position to challenge, the better players will be stripped away and sold off, you will get hammered 1-4 & then you will be made the scapegoat & sacked...
Grayson hold your head up you done us proud, not your fault we got a greedy pensioner in charge!

Twiggster wrote on 02 Feb 2012 03:02 am

Tiler wrote:Very sad to see Simon go, hes done Leeds proud ... Theres only one man for the job now..... got to be Gordon Strachan!!!!
NO! No more ex players please!!!! Bremner, Clarke, Gray, Gary Mac, Grayson...all failed - and tarnished their memories as players, by becoming managers of our club. Let our past heroes stay just that. Strachan would have too much expectation on his shoulders to be able to live up to, from the fickle Leeds fans.
:roll: