Grayson’s Premier League snub
Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson said he turned down the chance
to take charge of a top-flight club during his time as manager at
Grayson, 42, sacked by Leeds in February and installed as Lee
Clark’s successor at Huddersfield less than three weeks later, said
his loyalty as a manager could never be questioned and that he was
now at a club who backed him to the hilt.
“I’ve been very loyal as a manager during my time, three years
at Blackpool and three at Leeds and believe me during that period
of time at Leeds I had the chance to go and manage a club in the
Premier League, but didn’t want to do that.
“I wanted to stay with the club that I had always supported and
wanted to take the club forward. But (Huddersfield chairman) Dean
(Hoyle) made a decision and I jumped at the chance to get back into
work with him because I could sense we had a driving ambition to
take a football club forward.
“He backed me in terms of the financial side of it, but he could
see what I wanted to do as a manager and what I had done
previously, how hard I work and how my teams have played and I
think we’ve got a very good understanding and a good
“Everybody here is pulling in the same direction. You look at
the training ground now, we’re spending a lot of money on it and
the team is progressing. I’ve got everybody here working with me to
make this a successful football club.”