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Grayson SACKED

leeds united

2:07pm 1st February 2012
(Updated 4:34pm 1st February 2012)

Leeds have sacked manager Simon Grayson.

His final match in charge of the Championship club was last night's 4-1 defeat at home to Birmingham.

Official Statament from Leeds United

Leeds United have today dispensed with the services of Simon Grayson and his coaching staff.

Chief Executive Shaun Harvey said:

"We have 18 games to go this season and are still within touching distance of the Play-Offs, but felt with the transfer window now closed we needed to make the change at this time in the belief that a new managerial team will be able to get more out of the existing squad of players and make the difference."

Simon and his staff have given the club over three good years service and we would like to place on record our thanks and wish them all the best for the future.

Current youth team manager Neil Redfearn has been asked to take temporary charge of the first team until a new manager is available.

Well Minster FM's been getting reaction to Grayson's sacking this afternoon.

Here's Leeds Legend, Eddie Gray:

 

The big question is, was last night's 4-1 loss to Birmingham City the catalyst for Grayson's sacking?

Eddie's unsure, but says the blame doesn't just lie with him:

 
Eddie's also tried to look at the decision from the club's prospective:

 

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