'Flattered' Grayson happy at Leeds

11 January 2010 10:35
Grayson has been strongly tipped to succeed Owen Coyle at Turf Moor after a superb stint with the League One leaders.[LNB]The 40-year-old has steered his side to the top of the table in what has been a solid campaign to date.[LNB]And, having helped the Whites knock Manchester United out of the FA Cup in recent weeks, his reputation has soared - making him the ideal candidate for the Clarets post.[LNB]Despite such rumours, Grayson says he intends on staying with Leeds - a side he deems perfectly capable of making a Premier League return in the not-too-distant future.[LNB]"I have only been here a year and it took a lot for me to leave Blackpool. I had a good job there," Grayson told the Yorkshire Post.[LNB]"This was a fantastic opportunity and I have said all along that someone will take this club back into the top flight. Hopefully, that will be me."[LNB]Elland Road has become somewhat of a fortress for Leeds, who have not lost a league game at home in 12 months.[LNB]Grayson admits that the club's passionate following has a large part to play in that success, as it did at Old Trafford just a few days ago.[LNB]"I am an ambitious manager but this is an ambitious football club," he said.[LNB]"You saw the passion of our fans at Old Trafford last week and then how we got 25,000 in on a bitterly cold day like Saturday (against Wycombe)."[LNB]He added: "I am fully focused on achieving my target of getting this club promoted into the Championship and beyond.[LNB]"People can speculate with Burnley or whatever club they want but I am committed to trying to take this club forward.[LNB]"I am flattered because everyone wants to manage in the Premier League. But my ideal scenario is to manage this football club in the Premier League."[LNB][LNB] Leeds 4/6, Draw 13/5, Exeter 9/2  

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