Huddersfield Town Axe Simon Graysonby Jack Kitson / 24 January 2013, 15:02
Simon Grayson has become the seventh Championship manager to lose his job since Christmas after he was axed by Huddersfield Town. Following a bright start to the season the Yorkshire club have struggled, having failed to win any of their last 12 league games. Grayson has paid the price for this poor streak of form and he now leaves the Terriers 18th in the league and seven points above the relegation zone.
Grayson only took charge of Huddersfield in February last year and in May led them to a return to the second tier following a play-off win against Sheffield United. Their momentum continued into the current campaign, with their good form taking them as high as sixth in the table. However, a shocking run of form since early November has resulted in Grayson losing his job as the club bid to turnaround their season and avoid an instant return down to League One. In total the former Leeds and Blackpool boss won 17 of his 49 matches in charge.
When the odds become available they will appear on the Next Huddersfield Manager page. Town's next match is at home to Leicester City in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. The managerless hosts can be backed at 7/4 with Paddy Power to claim a surprise win, while the Foxes are the hot 3/4 favourites.