Ex-Sunderland boss Simon Grayson appointed at League One rivals Blackpool

Former Sunderland manager Simon Grayson has sealed a return to management – at League One rivals Blackpool.

By Mark Donnelly
Saturday, 06 July, 2019, 12:32
Simon Grayson is set for a return to Sunderland

The Seasiders have acted swiftly to replace the outgoing Terry McPhillips, whose resignation was announced on the eve of pre-season.

And the club have confirmed that Grayson is set to return to the club where he cut his managerial teeth back in 2005.

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A former player at Bloomfield Road, the 49-year-old spent three years in the dugout with Blackpool before going on to manage Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Preston North End – before arriving at Sunderland in 2017.

Grayson lasted just four months on Wearside before being dismissed on October 31, following a 3-3 draw with Bolton Wanderers.

But he will now return to the Stadium of Light with his new side in the 2019/20 League One campaign – with the Seasiders set to visit the North East on December 14.