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Paul Hurst is the new manager at Grimsby

Thu 31 December 2020 | 11:59

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.

Hurst

led

Grimsby

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.

Hurst

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

Grimsby

’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 “

inappropriate

” 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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