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Promotion expert reportedly wants Elland Road job following Christiansen’s exit

As per Daily Mail, erstwhile Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has expressed interest in taking up the vacant managerial job at Leeds United after the club parted ways with Thomas Christiansen on Sunday.

The Whites are yet to win since Boxing Day, picking up just 2 points from their last 6 games and dropping to 10th on the log.

Grayson has been out of job since getting fired by the Black Cats last October, but his record with Leeds, and experience in leading clubs to promotion, makes him one of the favorite candidates for the position as the search for Christiansen’s replacement gets underway.

The 48-year-old guided Leeds to a 7th-placed finish in 2010-11 – a position no manager has bettered ever since.

Grayson helped the club to the Championship just a season prior to that after they finished 2nd in the League One.

The former Leeds right-back also led Huddersfield Town to the Championship in 2011-12, while under him, Preston North End secured their first success in the League One play-offs in ten attempts in 2015 to earn promotion.

Grayson took over from David Moyes at the Stadium of Light last June, but a poor run saw him get fired.

He was appointed Leeds boss in 2008, but was dismissed by then-owner Ken Bates in 2012 with the club just three points off the play-off places.