Paul Hurst: Grimsby re-appoint former manager as Ian Holloway replacement

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Grimsby Town have re-appointed Paul Hurst as manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Hurst previously spent five and a half years in charge of the Mariners between March 2011 and October 2016.

The former Shrewsbury, Ipswich and Scunthorpe boss replaces Ian Holloway, who resigned on 23 December.

The Mariners are three points above the League Two relegation zone and Hurst said the goal for the time being is to keep the club in the Football League.

“No-one wants to see the club where it is. There is no doubt that it is a perilous position,” he told the club website.

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

More to follow.

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