Simon Grayson leaving Bradford City at end of short-term deal
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 08/05/18 1:10pm
Manager Simon Grayson has parted company with Bradford City after turning down the option to extend his short-term deal with the League One club.
Grayson took charge in February after the Bantams sacked Stuart McCall, with further discussions on an extended stay to take place at the end of the season.
The 48-year-old has now confirmed he will not be in charge next season, with assistant Glynn Snodin also leaving the club, who confirmed their recruitment process is already ongoing.
Grayson could not help Bradford return to the play-offs this season, finishing down in 11th, eight points adrift of sixth-placed Charlton.
He said: "After conversations with the owners I have decided to turn down the option to extend my contract.
"This was an extremely difficult decision as I have enjoyed my time at Valley Parade.
"I would like to thank everyone at Bradford City, from the owners to the supporters, who have turned out in their numbers both home and away since I have been manager of their club.
"I wish the club all the best for the future."