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Tuesday, 15 October, 2002, 17:32 GMT 18:32 UK
Gradi stays at Crewe
Crewe Alexandra manager Dario Gradi
Gradi is committed to getting Crewe promoted
Long-serving Crewe boss Dario Gradi has ruled himself out of the running to replace Howard Wilkinson as the FA's new technical director.

Gradi was a leading candidate for the position when Wilkinson was appointed six years ago.


I don't think I would want to leave Crewe, even if the opportunity arose
Dario Gradi

But he does not expect, or wish to be considered this time as he concentrates on trying to lead Crewe back into Division One.

Gradi explained: "I do not expect to be contacted by the FA in regards to the technical director position, but I understand why my name has cropped up again in the papers.

"I was linked with the position last time around and I make no secret of the fact that it's a job I would love to do, but I prefer what we are trying to achieve at Crewe.

"There has been no development and I don't expect there to be any. I don't think I would want to leave Crewe, even if the opportunity arose," he told the club's official website.

Gradi, 61, has been in charge at Gresty Road since June 1983 and is also a member of the club's board.

During his time in office he has taken Crewe from the bottom of Division Four up to Division One.

He has also developed a reputation as an outstanding producer of young players, including the likes of David Platt, Danny Murphy and Neil Lennon.

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