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Simon Grayson denies Leeds interest

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Former Leeds United boss Simon Grayson has ruled out a return to the club following the dismissal of Dave Hockaday, reports ClubCall.

Hockaday was sacked by owner Massimo Cellino last week to put an end to a controversial two months in charge, with the club sitting 18th in the Championship.

Grayson has ruled himself out of the running to replace Dave Hockaday

Grayson has ruled himself out of the running to replace Dave Hockaday

Preston North End manager Grayson was soon made the bookies’ favourite to fill the vacancy, but has since denied that he has been approached by the club.

Grayson told ClubCall: “Everybody knows about my affiliation with Leeds and I enjoyed my time there, but I am happy at Preston,” he said at a press-conference this morning.

“Preston can’t do enough for me at this moment in time. They give me the opportunity to do what we are doing; we have got a good squad together and I have a real desire to get this team to the next level.

“The reports are wide of the mark; people are going to speculate and put two and two together, but the club have had no approach, I’ve had no approach and that’s the end of the matter.”

The 44-year-old had a four-year spell as manager at Elland Road between 2008 and 2012, but was sacked after a lack of good results.

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