Huddersfield Town sack Simon Grayson

Huddersfield Town have this afternoon sacked Manager Simon Grayson with immediate effect.

The former Leeds United boss guided The Terriers to promotion last season through the playoffs, after an epic penalty shoot out victory over Sheffield United at Wembley.

During the summer, they lost influential striker Jordan Rhodes for £8 million to Blackburn Rovers, and attempting to replace the goal threat of the Scottish International has been a difficult task with the likes of Jermaine Beckford, James Vaughan and Simon Church all being utilised on loan deals to add firepower to a side who currently sit 18th in the league.

After their 4-0 away loss at playoff chasing Watford on Saturday, it was feared the former defender would part company with the club and this has come to fruition today.

Former Southampton Manager Nigel Adkins is now the favourite for the job after previously being linked with the vacant Blackpool position which Simon Grayson is now favourite to land.

Chairman Dean Hoyle on the clubs official website

“In making this decision, we have thought long and hard. It has been made with both the short term and long term needs of the club in mind.”