Simon Grayson is keen on a return to Leeds United, according to BT Sport.

The Championship side are looking for a manager after sacking Thomas Christiansen yesterday. Their former manager Simon Grayson is interested in the vacant position.

The 48 year-old has been without a job since being sacked by Sunderland in October. He has been linked with various jobs since but has been waiting for the right club.

He is a vastly experienced manager who has been with Leeds before. He spent four years at Elland Road from 2008-2012. He was a popular manager at Leeds and one who fans would be happy to see return.

He guided them to promotion to the Championship in 2010 but was eventually sacked in February 2012, which was seen as harsh. Grayson apparently feels he has unfinished business with Leeds United.

He has also managed the likes of Blackpool, Huddersfield Town, Preston North End and most recently Sunderland. Apart from his short spell in charge of the Black Cats, Grayson has done a decent job wherever he has been. He is known as a League One promotion specialist but has proven himself in the Championship as well.

Leeds are currently 10th in the Championship and need a manager who can bring some long-term stability to Elland Road. They swap and change managers all too often and need someone to come in with a long-term plan.

Other names like Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom, Gordan Strachan and former Hull City and Watford boss Marco Silva have been linked. It will be interesting to see who gets the job with Leeds keen on appointing a manager in the next 24 hours.



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