Thu 31 December 2020 | 11:59

Paul Hurst is the new manager at Grimsby

Grimsby have announced that Paul Hurst has returned to the club as their new manager.

The 46-year-old, with long-time assistant Chris Doig, has stroke a deal to replace Ian Holloway at the Mariners and it is due to end in June 2023.




back to the English Football League in 2016 during his first and five-and-a-half years time with the club, before also taking management of Shrewsbury, Ipswich, and Scunthorpe.


, whose new team are third-bottom in League Two, released at


’s official website:

“It’s a bit surreal to be back. It brings back a lot of nice memories too.

“It’s great to see a lot of familiar faces here still and I have enjoyed it. Not much has changed, many of the faces are still the same but that can be a positive.

“No one wants to see the club where it is. There is no doubt that it is a perilous position.

“There is no point in hiding away from that fact and after being a big part in helping the club get back into the league, I can hopefully play a big part in making sure that we are still there come the end of the season.”

Ian Holloway quit as boss last week and blamed his removal on the “


” actions of the team’s prospective new owners, led by Tom Shutes, affirming they communicated directly on several occasions.

Chairman Philip Day remarked:

“The consortium has been involved and consulted on Paul’s appointment and is very supportive of the board’s decision.

“As Paul has identified there will be a necessity to sign players in the forthcoming transfer window, I am pleased that the consortium will again be involved in decisions relating to this and we welcome the added value this will bring.”



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