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Preston North End distance themselves from links with former Premier League boss



Preston North End has dismissed claims that David Moyes could return to Deepdale should Simon Grayson leave the club this summer, reports the Lancashire Evening Post.

Grayson has been linked with a move to Sunderland, to replace Moyes as the club’s manager, after the Black Cats failed in their quest to appoint Derek McInnes last week.

North End have now dismissed speculation linking Grayson with a move to the Stadium of Light, whilst also confirming Moyes will not be considered as a replacement should Grayson move elsewhere.

Moyes has previous links with Preston, having been the club’s manager between 1998 and 2002, before going on to make a name for himself in the Premier League with Everton.

After a successful decade with Everton, Moyes moved on to Manchester United, but following his dismissal at Old Trafford, the Scot has struggled during spells with Real Sociedad and Sunderland.

Moyes left the Stadium of Light last month following Sunderland’s relegation to the Sky Bet Championship, leaving with just an 18% win percentage from his time in the North East.

Whilst Sunderland continue their search for Moyes’ successor, Grayson and Preston are planning for the 2017/18 campaign, and are set to welcome the club’s players back for pre-season next week.

Preston fans… Are you confident Grayson will remain as your club’s manager this summer, or can you see Sunderland tempting him? Let us know your thoughts!

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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