Simon Grayson confirmed as permanent Fleetwood Town boss

Simon Grayson has been appointed permanent head coach of Fleetwood Town.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 1:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 2:11 pm

The 51-year-old signed a deal until the end of the season as Town's head coach but has done a fine job since being in charge, signing a new 'long term' deal at the club.

His assistant David Dunn has also signed a new deal.

The new deal for Grayson is expected to be two years, though there is no confirmation from the club as of yet.

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Fleetwood Town head coach Simon Grayson alongside his assistant David Dunn. Credit: FTFC.

He started off with a win, draw and loss in his opening three games and has steadied the ship at Fleetwood.

Town had been on a six game unbeaten run, including four wins, prior to their loss against Swindon Town last time out which had fired them towards looking towards the play-off places.

Grayson has dealt with a lot of off-field matters which those on the outside may not have seen.

The calming influence of the experienced boss has made a good impression on everyone at the club and he has brought the squad together and found some consistent form.

The aim for the Yorkshireman will be to earn promotion from League One for the fifth time in his career, having previously done so with Blackpool, Huddersfield Town, Leeds Untied and Preston North End.

With a big summer ahead for Town, they now know the man in charge for it and it can provide them with greater stability as they look to reshape their squad for next season.