Simon Grayson is open to the idea of returning to management, as per a report by talkSPORT. 

The experienced boss is available after parting company with League One side Blackpool in February after seven months at the helm in his second spell at Bloomfield Road.

Grayson, who is 50 years old, still believes he has more to give to the game and has recently travelled to India to watch football and meet up with some former colleagues.

The former defender has overseen 685 games as a manager and started his managerial career at Blackpool in 2005. He guided the Tangerines to promotion to the Championship in 2007 and left for Leeds United a year later.

He then spent four years at Elland Road and got the Whites promoted from League One in 2010 before embarking on spells at Huddersfield Town, Preston North End, Sunderland and Bradford City.

Grayson believes he has unfinished business in the Football League and has told talkSPORT: “First and foremost hopefully everyone can get over this coronavirus and we can get back to some kind of normality, both in every day life and within football.”

Grayson during his Preston days.

“I’ll then take stock of what I’m going to do in the long term. I really enjoyed the media work that I was doing before I took the Blackpool job, so I’d like to get my teeth into that again. In terms of management, I don’t think it’s the end of me in the dugout. I still believe I have something to offer in the game, we’ll have to wait and see what opportunity presents itself.”

Grayson would be a shrewd choice for a side needing an experienced manager over the summer. You cannot rule out the possibility of him exploring managerial offers abroad yet either, with following the likes of Phil Brown, Steve Coppell and Owen Coyle to the Indian Super League a potential avenue for him to go down.