Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder today thanked Grayson for his dedication to the club.
“Grase has been a big part of the Saints for many years and has played an important role in our development. The records he set as a player will take something special to break, and as a coach he has helped bring on some very talented individuals.
"We will use this as an opportunity to freshen things up and move things forward. On behalf of the players and coaches I wish Grase and his family all the best for the future.”
On leaving the Northampton Saints Paul Grayson said:
I enjoyed myself as a player here, and over the past few years it has been satisfying to have played a part in helping the Saints get back to the top of the club game. I am proud to have been a part of the history of one of the great clubs.
After 19 years at Franklin’s Gardens I need to prioritise my wife and children and make some sacrifices for them. As such I am happy to step away from my role with the club in good health and on the right path, and look forward to exploring the many opportunities that are out there in the world of rugby.