Preston replace Simon Grayson with Alex Neil

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 05 July 2017, 09:32

Preston North End have found a replacement for Simon Grayson in former Norwich and Hamilton boss Alex Neil who has signed a one-year rolling contract with the Championship club.

Grayson left Preston for fellow second-tier outfit Sunderland late last month after a three-and-a-half-year tenure, during which he led the Lilywhites up to the Championship, before bagging back-to-back top-half finishes.

But now Preston, who have been absent from the top-flight since 1961, have a manager at the helm who at the age of just 36 already has experience of leading a club up to the Premier League, having done so with Norwich in 2015, via the play-offs.

The Scot, who also previously led Hamilton into the Scottish Premier League, was unable to keep the Canaries in the top-flight, then lost his job in March of last season after a pre-match press conference.

Neil officially starts his new job on Thursday and has already stated that he wants to build together a side capable of winning promotion, with his troops priced at 16/1 to achieve this feat, and 50/1 to win the league (both Sky Bet).

Preston open up their campaign at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday 5th August, which is swiftly followed by a trip to Accrington Stanley in the EFL Cup.


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