Martin Gray (footballer)
|Date of birth||17 August 1971|
|Place of birth||Stockton-on-Tees, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Darlington 1883 (manager)|
|1991||→ Aldershot (loan)||5||(0)|
|1995||→ Fulham (loan)||6||(0)|
|2006||Darlington (joint caretaker)|
|2010||Oldham Athletic (caretaker)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Martin Gray (born 17 August 1971) is an English former footballer, turned manager. He is currently manager at Darlington 1883, having been on two occasions caretaker manager at Darlington F.C. and once at Oldham Athletic.
Born in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, Gray's main position was in midfield, but he played in all outfield positions during his career. He signed as a trainee to Sunderland in 1990 and stayed with them until 1996 when he made a £100,000 transfer to Oxford United. In 2001 Darlington agreed to end his playing contract so he could concentrate on being reserve and youth team coach on a full-time basis.
On Saturday 30 September 2006, David Hodgson was suspended by the club following a run of poor results and a possible approach from Bournemouth, leaving Gray and Neil Maddison in joint caretaker charge for up to two weeks while an internal investigation was carried out. Hodgson was subsequently dismissed shortly after. Former Doncaster Rovers manager Dave Penney took over the manager's job with Gray as his assistant. Neil Maddison took over his job as youth team coach but he continued his role as reserve team coach along with his assistant managerial role. He took over as caretaker manager again on 1 May 2009 after Penney took the managerial role at Oldham Athletic, before joining up with Penney again as his assistant at Oldham. Gray took over as caretaker manager for the final game of season 2009–10 after Penney left the club. Gray left Oldham on 2 June 2010 after being unsuccessful in his application for the full-time manager's position.
As a player
As a manager
- Northern League Division One League Champions: 2012–13
- Northern Premier League First Division North playoff winner: 2014-15
- Northern Premier League League Champions: 2015-16
- "Gray urges Quakers football focus". BBC Sport. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2009-05-01.
- "Manager Dave Penney parts company with Oldham". BBC Sport. 6 May 2010.
- "Gray leaves Latics". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 2 June 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2010.
- Stoddart, Craig (28 May 2012). "Quakers appoint Gray as new boss". The Northern Echo. Darlington. Retrieved 17 February 2015.