Leeds United Manager Simon Grayson has signed a new three-year deal at Elland Road, just months after guiding them to promotion back to the Championship.

Grayson took over at Leeds in 2008, leaving Blackpool after winning promotion from League 1 with the Seasiders. In his first full season with Leeds he took them back to the Championship for the first time since 2007.

Speaking on the news United Chairman Ken Bates told www.leedsunited.com: "I'm very pleased. Simon has committed his future to the club despite enticing offers from elsewhere.

"We have every confidence in him. He has won two promotions in his managerial career - one here and one at Blackpool - and we're hoping he can make that a hat-trick at the club where he first started out."

Grayson added: "My intentions have always been to take the club forward and after achieving promotion last season, I hope we can go on to fulfil everyone's dream of winning promotion back to the Premier League.

"I work closely with the Chairman and Shaun (Harvey), we've got a good relationship, and I hope we can keep progressing as a club. That's what we're all working towards."

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