Grayson cools Clarets talk
11 Jan 2010 - 11:19:21
Leeds United boss Simon Grayson insists he is happy at Elland Road and not looking to leave following reports linking him with the managerial vacancy at Burnley.
Grayson's stock has risen on the back of Leeds' shock FA Cup third-round victory over Manchester United earlier in the month.
The 40-year-old has also guided the Whites to the summit of the League One table but Grayson - whose managerial career started at Blackpool - has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League outfit.
Burnley are looking for a new manager after losing Owen Coyle to Bolton Wanderers.
"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.
"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.
"I am fully focused on achieving my target of getting this club promoted into the Championship and beyond.
"People can speculate with Burnley or whatever club they want but I am committed to trying to take this club forward.
"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."