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Happy Anniversary Mr Grayson

Two years ago today Simon Grayson started his reign as the manager of Leeds United.

When Grayson took charge Leeds were in the third tier of English football and desperate for promotion. Grayson's first game in charge was against Leicester City, eventual winners of the League One title. Ironically Leeds travel to the Walkers Stadium this weekend where the table's have turned.

Leeds now lie second in the Championship and are unbeaten in 9, Leicester on the other hand are lingering in the bottom half of the table under manager Sven Goran Eriksson.

Grayson has got the best out of his team's over the past two seasons, under a strict budget by Chairman Ken Bates. Jonny Howson is one player who is getting better each and every game, handing the captaincy to Howson has proved to be instrumental in his progress.

I am sure I am not the only Leeds fan that lists promotion from the challenging League One, and beating Manchester United away in the FA Cup, as there best and most memorable moments since Grayson took charge.

Watching from the stand's I have had some doubts about Grayson and his management style, what you can not criticise however is his will to win at all costs, as we have seen on multiple occasions this season with the use of 4 strikers at once to snatch the points.

Grayson's record as boss stands at: W62, D23, L26 not bad for a young manager who has only been at two clubs since he started coaching six years ago.

As the table shows under Grayson Leeds are going places and long may it continue.