Burnley want Leeds boss Grayson to replace Coyle
Published 22:00 07/01/10 By Mirror Football
Burnley want to talk to Simon Grayson about becoming their new manager – but face a hard battle to tempt him from Leeds.
Grayson has been on the Clarets wish-list for a couple of years and was considered for the post when he was in charge of Blackpool before Owen Coyle got the nod.
But now operations director Brendan Flood is trying to find out if Grayson will come – despite getting little encouragement.
Flood wants to make an approach to Grayson or his agent once Coyle’s on-hold move to Bolton is finalised.
Burnley want a ‘young and hungry’ boss but they need to find out if Grayson has the appetite for a move to the Premier League outfit with the smallest budget.
Grayson is doing a big job at Leeds where he has taken the sleeping giants to the top of League One and sent his reputation soaring with a famous FA Cup win over Manchester United.
Leeds have a bigger support than Burnley and could make it all the way back to the top, which makes an instant ticket to the Premier League with the Turf Moor club less attractive.
Flood has a short-list of three names with Norwich’s Paul Lambert a surprise contender. Caretaker Steve Davis is also a possibility, especially if he gets off to a winning start.