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Former Preston North End boss Simon Grayson sacked by Fleetwood

Former Preston North End boss Simon Grayson is available once again having lost his job as Fleetwood Town manager this morning.

Fleetwood were beaten 3-1 away at Oxford United on Tuesday night, which proved to be the end for Grayson.

That was a fifth defeat in six games, picking up just one point in that run. Fleetwood’s last win came on the 16th of October and they have won just three times this term.

Grayson has now paid the price with his job, leaving Fleetwood after less than a year in charge.

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His full record stands at 13 wins, 10 draws and 20 defeats with The Cod Army.

Preston owe a lot to Grayson. He took over North End in 2013 and managed a huge 235 games with Preston – more than any other club in his career.

Grayson won promotion from League One with North End in 2015 and established the club in the Championship once again.

Yet ever since a 2017 move to Sunderland, Grayson has struggled for success.

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Grayson was sacked by Sunderland after four months in the job before a brief spell at Bradford City.

Grayson returned to Blackpool in 2019 but again lasted less than a year there. The same goes for Fleetwood now.

Once seen as the chief promotion winner from League One having gone up four times, Grayson’s magic touch may have deserted him.

League Two clubs may now sense a chance to land Grayson, but it’s something of a fall since his impressive Preston days.

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