National League leaders Sutton United have announced a contract extension for manager Matt Gray and assistant Jason Goodliffe.

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Gray took the reins back in 2019 following long-serving Paul Doswell’s decision to step away. The U’s finished 15th on points per game after their 2019/20 campaign was cut short after 38 matches.

This season, though, has seen them soar, and they are currently two points clear at the top of the table, with three games in hand on 2nd-place Hartlepool United.

Sutton chairman Bruce Elliott told the club’s website: “We often remarked how taking over from Paul Doswell after 11 years of progress at this club was going to be one of the hardest jobs in non-league football. After several years’ experience as an assistant manager at EFL and National League clubs, we are Matt’s first club as a ‘number one’, and we could not be more thrilled with the job he has done in his first two seasons in the role.

“He understands what Sutton United is all about, has an extraordinary knowledge of the game and a tremendous work ethic. His superb squad of players and his partnership with Jason and the rest of his management team have brought results and a brand of football which we can all be very proud of.

“Long may it continue!”

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