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.”