Leeds United have announced that Simon Grayson is to stay on as Leeds manager after signing a new three year deal with the whites.
The deal comes following weeks of speculation linking Grayson with moves away from the club which would have been a disaster for Leeds.
When Grayson took charge in 2008 he became the third Leeds manager in less than a year, and since taking over at Elland Road, Leeds have become an extremely attractive team to watch but tough enough to rough it with the best when needed – a trick that even the likes of Mr Wenger have struggled to manage at times.
Following Leeds' promotion back to the Championship, Grayson has instilled a confidence around the club and earned a trust from the fans.
Even when Leeds faltered so dramatically towards the back end of the last campaign there were very few murmurs of discontent from the stands – although 'hammering' Manchester United at Old Trafford in the FA Cup would have excused Grayson for just about anything for the rest of the season!
Grayson's deal offers more than just a quality manager to Leeds, as more importantly it offers the club as a whole some real stability.
As we have seen in recent weeks Leeds are buying and selling or releasing players as they go however what makes this turnover different from recent years is that the club has thankfully left the frantic and often panicked movements in the transfer market behind.
Three more years in charge suddenly takes Grayson's tenure towards five full seasons, a feat and level of stability not managed since the days of O'Leary in the late 90's early 2000's.
Several parallels could be drawn between the two, an attractive and attacking style of football for example, however this is generally when the similarities end as Grayson does his business in a very different and private way.
Every move seems to be carefully contemplated and world only finds out information that it needs to know from the Leeds camp.
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