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Grayson plays down Leicester link

Simon Grayson
Grayson won promotion from League One in 2007 (Getty)

Blackpool manager Simon Grayson has distanced himself from a return to former club Leicester City.

Grayson, who captained the Foxes to League Cup success in 1997, has been linked with replacing Ian Holloway at the League One side.

"People can speculate, but I am fully focused on attracting players here," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"The fans want me to stay. I am happy here, but you can't stop it happening until Leicester appoint a manager."

It's not my priority and not my business

Blackpool manager Simon Grayson

Grayson replaced Colin Hendry as Blackpool manager in November 2005, during which time Leicester have had five permanent mangers and three caretaker managers.

He said: "It's not my priority and not my business.

"My chairman [Karl Oyston] has said that we are fully focused on trying to bring players here and we're looking forward to the start of next season."

One of those players is Paul Dickov, who scored six goals in seven starts last season during a loan spell from Manchester City.

Grayson hopes to sign him again next season.

"He's going to get back to me and we'll probably meet up in the next 48 hours or so and see what his developments are."

see also
Foxes manager decision is delayed
17 Jun 08 |  Leicester
Oyston dismisses Leicester link
05 Jun 08 |  Blackpool
Grayson 'free to leave Blackpool'
28 May 08 |  Blackpool

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