Clark plays down Leeds link

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Huddersfield boss Lee Clark has confirmed he has not been approached by Leeds about the vacant manager's job at Elland Road.

Leeds sacked Simon Grayson, assistant manager Glynn Snodin and first-team coach Ian Miller on Wednesday following a series of disappointing results. Clark, reported to be Leeds chairman Ken Bates' first choice to succeed Grayson, said no contact had been made, but stopped short of ruling himself out of the job.

He said: "It's just speculation. Until I'm told otherwise I'm the manager of Huddersfield Town."

Clark, hoping to lead Huddersfield to promotion to the Championship in his third full season in charge at the Galpharm Stadium, was installed as the bookmakers' favourite on Thursday alongside former QPR and Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock.

The 39-year-old added: "I'm aware of it, but ultimately it's the same as last time. I'm not trying to blow my own trumpet, but it's because people outside our football club think I'm doing a good job. I've been linked with a number of jobs over the past 12 months, but that's because our record backs that up.

"We've had only two defeats in 53 league games, the value of the squad is hugely higher than when I came to the club and the corporate side of the club is going through the roof, which is only down to the way the team plays. I don't think I'm too bad a manager really and that's why people are interested I think."

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