Bradford City confirm the appointment of Simon Grayson as the club’s new manager, confirmed by the club website.
Bradford City confirm Simon Grayson as their new manager to replace Stuart McCall as the Bantams look to push for promotion to the Championship. He will meet the players tomorrow and will be in charge for the Bantams trip to Charlton Athletic on Tuesday.
Grayson has been Bradford’s number one target to take over first-team affairs since the search began earlier this week. Grayson will be joined by Glynn Snodin as his assistant with all other existing current staff staying at the club.
Grayson is vastly experienced in this division as he has won promotion from League One with Blackpool, Huddersfield, Leeds and Preston. Grayson was one of the Championship’s sought-after managers having led Preston into sight of the play-offs before leaving to take up the difficult challenge at the Stadium of Light but Grayson was dismissed by Sunderland in October.
Simon Grayson also turned down the chance to take over at MK Dons in January. The 48-year-old was offered the position by chairman Pete Winkelman but is understood to feel the timing was not right.
Bradford City are 6th in League One and the new boss will inherit a talented squad with the likes of Charlie Wyke, Romain Vincelot and Tony McMahon.
The Bantams decides to end the contract of Stuart McCall last week following a run of six consecutive defeats. Although they remain in the play-off positions in the league standings. Bradford Chairmen Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp came to the decision, believing the current squad is good enough to be performing better than they have been doing recently.
Bradford supporters were furious when the club’s owners decided to axe Bantams legend McCall, just months after the Scotsman narrowly missed out on leading them to the Championship.