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Simon Grayson to carry Sir Tom Finney's coffin

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Simon Grayson, Alan Kelly, John Welsh, Joe Garner, Graeme Alexander and Ian Bryson will carry the coffin of Sir Tom Finney tomorrow.

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Grayson: “a huge honour and a privilege to be asked to be a pall bearer and it is something that I will cherish the rest of my life."

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North End boss also says: "to play that role is something which truly makes me proud to be the manager of this great Club.”

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Huddersfield sack Grayson

Huddersfield Town have sacked manager Simon Grayson after the club's poor run of form. The Terriers have not won a game in the Championship since November 10 and they now sit in 18th place in the league table. Grayson won 17 of his 49 matches in charge of Huddersfield.

"In making this decision, we have thought long and hard. It has been made with both the short term and long term needs of the Club in mind. We brought Simon in with the immediate aim to lead the Club to promotion and he did that at the first attempt. It is an achievement for which we are grateful. "However, having worked so hard to get back into the second tier we have to do everything we can to consolidate that position. After exceeding all our expectations in the early part of the season, our results and performances as a team and from individual players have tailed off alarmingly."

– Dean Hoyle, Huddersfield Town Chairman

Sources close to the club say no one has been lined up to replace Grayson. Academy coach Mark Lillis will take charge for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie at home to Leicester City.

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