Bradford turn to Grayson

11 February 2018 08:30:53 EST

Simon Grayson has been appointed as Stuart McCall's successor as the new manager of League One side Bradford City.

The 48-year-old has been out of work since being sacked by Championship strugglers Sunderland in October after just five months in charge at the Stadium of Light.

Grayson has a good track record in the third tier having won promotion to the Championship four times, with Blackpool, Huddersfield, Leeds and Preston.

Grayson has been our number one target to take over first-team affairs since the search began earlier this week.

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And the Bantams will hope he can repeat that feat having taken the decision to axe McCall on Monday following six successive defeats.

The side ended that poor run with a 2-2 home draw against bottom club Bury on Saturday and the club released a statement to confirm Grayson's arrival on Sunday afternoon.

It read: "Bradford City can today confirm the appointment of Simon Grayson as the club's new manager.

"Grayson has been our number one 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.

"Grayson will be joined by Glynn Snodin as his assistant with all other existing current staff staying at the club."

The Bantams, who lost the play-off final against Millwall last season, currently sit in sixth place in League One and are 1000/1 to secure promotion.

Meanwhile, Grayson is 31/10 to pick up three points in his first game in charge, while hosts Charlton are priced at 1/1 and the draw is 13/5.

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