It’s being reported (albeit by the Mirror) that Burnley are set to offer Simon Grayson five times his current salary to replace Owen Coyle.

Whilst I’ve been very dismissive of the rumours, on the grounds that Simon Grayson is a Leeds United fan and clearly loves being at Elland Road, money talks! Not only does it talk, but it puts your kids through university, pays for luxury cars and secures you the mortgage on a detached six-bedroom number in a leafy suburbian paradise.

Loved by the fans and in fine form at Leeds United, with a record that challenges most managers, Grayson couldn’t have it much better. Of course a pay-rise would be nice for all of us, but his current deal only runs for two years so at the end of this season Ken Bates will undoubtedly be looking at an extension, with which, Grayson will definitely¬†be awarded with a better salary.¬†

Whether all this will be enough to keep Simon Grayson at Elland Road is the focus of the latest poll (below).

Confidence in Ken Bates?

  • 5 - Total confidence (1%, 42 Votes)
  • 4 (1%, 26 Votes)
  • 3 (3%, 106 Votes)
  • 2 (5%, 157 Votes)
  • 1 (15%, 466 Votes)
  • 0 - No confidence (75%, 2,384 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,174

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I’ve said before that the bookies usually know first and luckily for us, the odds are currently in our favour with Grayson an outside shot on Betfair at 17/1. Brian Laws is the favourite at 2/1, followed by Paul Jewell at 4/1 and there’s another four favoured managers before we get to Larry.