Raynor in 2014
|Full name||Paul James Raynor|
|Date of birth||29 April 1966|
|Place of birth||Nottingham, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|1984||→ Bristol Rovers (loan)||8||(0)|
|1988||→ Wrexham (loan)||6||(0)|
|1993–1995||Preston North End||80||(9)|
|2001–2001||Hednesford Town (player-manager)|
|2004–2006||Boston United (assistant manager)|
|2007–2012||Crawley Town (assistant manager)|
|2012–2015||Rotherham United (assistant manager)|
|2015–2016||Leeds United (assistant head coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Paul James Raynor (born 29 April 1966) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He was assistant head coach at Leeds United before being sacked in May 2016. Raynor is now assistant manager at league 2 side Mansfield Town. 
He played in the Football League for Nottingham Forest, Bristol Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Swansea City, Wrexham, Cambridge United, Preston North End (where he briefly played alongside a young David Beckham), and Leyton Orient. He has also played a year in the Chinese Jia-A League for Guangdong Hongyuan.
After leaving Leyton Orient, Raynor moved into non-league football with clubs including Kettering Town, Ilkeston Town, Boston United, King's Lynn, Hednesford Town, where he spent a few months as player-manager, Gainsborough Trinity, Ossett Albion, and then King's Lynn again, to be released at the end of the 2002–03 season, only to rejoin for the next.
Raynor has coached at clubs Sheffield United and Boston United, where he was assistant manager for a time to Steve Evans. In May 2007 Evans and Raynor left Boston to take over as manager and assistant at Crawley Town, where he occasionally appeared as a player in the Conference. He now is assistant manager and first team coach at Rotherham United in the season 12–13 he achieved promotion with them alongside Steve Evans. On 28 September 2015, left as assistant manager at Rotherham United. 
On the 19th October, 2015, Raynor decided to join fellow championship side Leeds United as assistant to Steve Evans, who he previously worked with at Rotherham. On 31 May 2016, Evans and Raynor were both sacked by Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino, with Evans becoming the 6th Manager sacked by Cellino in 2 years. On Evans' and Raynor's sacking Cellino revealed in a club statement that he felt the club 'needed a different approach in order to achieve targets for the new season'.
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