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Little turns down Leeds role

12 Jan 2009 - 16:45:40

Brian Little has revealed he has turned down an approach from Simon Grayson to take up a coaching role at Leeds United.

The newly-installed Whites manager wants to revamp his backroom team following his arrival from Blackpool and has already persuaded Neil Redfearn to take up a post as youth-team coach.

Former Aston Villa, Hull City and Wrexham manager Little revealed he turned down the offer due to family reasons, citing travelling as the main issue.

"Simon has spoken to me, but having a young family means the location and the travelling involved isn't ideal for me," Little told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"I'd have loved to work with Simon Grayson and I think he has the potential to become a great manager.

Grayson is now expected to move to appoint former Leeds defender Glynn Snodin in the role.

Snodin is employed by West Ham United, but has been on gardening leave since Alan Curbishley quit the club in September.


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