Simon Grayson Best Preston Manager in Recent Years

Preston North End fans can be encouraged as statistics reveal Simon Grayson as the best PNE Manager in 27 years.

Simon Grayson with his Manager of the Month Award for September

Simon Grayson with his Manager of the Month Award for September (Image from http://www.sportsmole.co.uk/football/preston-north-end/news/grayson-wins-league-one-accolade_108982.html)

Since his arrival at Deepdale in February, Grayson has won 15, drawn 13, and lost only five of his 33 League games in charge, leaving him with a point average of 1.76 per game, the best in the last 27 years.

 

North End fans can be boosted by this news as they aim to get promoted out of League One after being relegated from the Championship in 2011.

The two managers who are closest to Grayson, David Moyes on 1.72 and Billy Davies on 1.74 were both able to steer Preston to the higher reaches of the divisions they competed in which will add further more optimism that this year could see PNE promoted back the second tier of English football.

David Moyes after winning Promotion at Preston (Image from http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/22454208)

David Moyes after winning Promotion at Preston (Image from http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/22454208)

Moyes, who has gone on to to manage Manchester United, guided Preston to promotion from Division Two, now known as League 1 (the same divison Grayson’s side compete in) in 2000.

 Fellow Scot Billy Davies though unable to secure a promotion in his time with Preston, guided the club to the 2005 Championship play-off final only to lose 1-0 to West Ham.

Along with Grayson’s hat-trick of promotions out of League One on his CV, his new record within Preston North End will allow the Lilywhites to be all the more optimistic in getting back into the Championship at the third time of asking.

Chart available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AhMvx165d-6YdFNPblJlRElhcmUyRVR5UnBvMWxZbmc&single=true&gid=5&output=html

Data taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_North_End_F.C. table 10.

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