Simon Grayson 5/2 to land new role... barely a week after leaving Sunderland

Simon Grayson, Manager of Sunderland looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park on September 20, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Grayson could beat Sunderland to League One if one bookmaker's odds are anything to go by.

Simon Grayson, Manager of Sunderland looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park on September 20, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Simon Grayson is 5/2 to become the new manager of Bury with bookmakers Sky Bet... barely a week after leaving Sunderland.

Grayson received his marching orders 17 minutes after Sunderland's 3-3 home draw against the Championship's then-bottom side, Bolton Wanderers.

The result left Sunderland in 22nd position, although they have since slipped to the foot of the table, with back-to-back relegations beckoning.

But Grayson could yet beat them to the third tier based on the bookies' latest odds.

The 47-year-old is behind only Ryan Lowe on Sky Bet's list of likely Bury appointments, after the sacking of another ex-Sunderland man, Lee Clark.

Lee Clark manager of Bury during the pre season friendly game against Huddersfield Town at Gigg Lane on July 16, 2017 in Bury, England.

Player-coach Lowe has been in temporary charge of the Shakers, and is odds on [1/2] to take the role on a full-time basis.

Nevertheless, Grayson - if interested - would be a more desirable option, having been promoted from League One with four different clubs.

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