Stuart Gray
STUART
GRAY

Stuart Gray most recently served as manager of Sheffield Wednesday.

Gray has also managed Southampton, as well Aston Villa, Northampton Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers on a caretaker basis.

After an initial spell coaching at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1994 as reserve team manager, Stuart Gray returned to Southampton after being with the club as a player and progressed up the coaching ranks. He moved up from schoolboys' coach to trainee coach, to reserve team coach before being promoted to first team coach in 1998 by then Southampton boss Dave Jones. Stuart went on to become first team coach for Glenn Hoddle after the departure of Dave Jones and then became Caretaker Manager after Hoddle's resignation to go to Tottenham Hotspur.

After a spell as caretaker manager, in which he oversaw the signing of Anders Svensson from Swedish club, Elfsborg, and ensured that several Saints players were retained by chairman Rupert Lowe, Stuart was appointed manager of Southampton on 19th June 2001.

Stuart's appointment was heralded as providing continuity as Southampton readied themselves for the new season and a move to their new St. Mary's stadium.

After Southampton, Gray joined John Gregory to work as first team coach alongside John Deehan at Aston Villa. He and John Deehan took over as Joint Caretaker Managers at Aston Villa after Gregory's departure in January 2002. Gray continued to work with new manager, Graham Taylor until his departure in June 2003.

In November 2003, Stuart Gray joined Caretaker Manager, Kit Symons, at Crystal Palace as his Assistant. When Kit Symons was replaced by permanent manager, Iain Dowie, Stuart rejoined Dave Jones, now manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers, as First Team Coach and then Assistant Manager.

Stuart took over as Caretaker Manager of Wolves following the departure of Dave Jones, winning an impressive 50% of his games in charge. Gray then reverted to Assistant Manager at Molineux on the appointment of Glenn Hoddle in December 2004.

Gray was then confirmed as the new manager of Northampton Town on January 2, 2007.

In the 2007/08 season, Gray guided Northampton to Northampton's highest finish in a decade, as they finished ninth with 66 points. Gray and Northampton parted company in September 2009.

Gray later joined Burnley working as first team coach with both Brian Laws and Eddie Howe. He briefly took caretaker charge of the club following Laws departure in December 2010.

Gray later joined Sheffield Wednesday's coaching team and after a successful caretaker spell in charge following the departure of Dave Jones, he was appointed manager on permanent basis during the 2013/14 season. The Club went onto finish in 16th place in the Sky Bet Championship that campaign.

As a player, Gray began his playing career at Nottingham Forest before spells at Bolton, Barnsley, Aston Villa and Southampton.

Gray was one of the early graduates of the LMA's Certificate in Applied Management at Warwick University.

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