Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has told Sky Sports News that manager Simon Grayson turned down the opportunity to manage in the Premiership last season.
Despite not naming the club, Bates said that the lifelong Leeds fans turned down the opportunity of a much better salary and job in the Premiership because he wants to take Leeds all the way to the Premiership.
Bates told Sky Sports News: ‘Simon is in it for the long run. He was approached and offered a job on a much bigger salary, in the Premiership, over a year ago and he said, ‘I came to Leeds to do a job and I’m going to finish it’. If he manages in the Premiership he wants it to be with Leeds.
Grayson celebrates two years in charge at Elland Road this week and as enjoyed a fantastic first two years with the club.
The former Leeds apprentice guided Leeds to promotion from League One last season as well as the epic FA Cup giant killing act at Manchester United in the third round of the competition.
Leeds currently lie in second place in the Championship after defeating league leaders Queens Park Rangers at the weekend and are currently unbeaten in nine games, their best run of the season.
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