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Bradford City announce Grayson as new manager

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Bradford City have appointed Simon Grayson as their new manager.

Grayson takes over after Stuart McCall was sacked on Monday.

Grayson has a proven track record in League One, having previously won promotions with Blackpool, Hudder­sfield, Leeds and Preston.

Grayson will take charge of Bradford for the first time against Charlton on Tuesday night.

Bradford halted their run of six consecutive defeats with a 2-2 draw at home to Bury on Saturday. He will take over the side with them sixth in League One, 12 points off the automatic promotion places, and are chasing their first league win since New Year's Day.

Grayson had been without a club since October, having left Sunderland after less than five months in charge at the Stadium of Light.

He becomes the first manager to take charge of the three main West Yorkshire sides - Bradford, Huddersfield and Leeds.

JC

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