Gray: Only Ambition Is For Leeds To Stay Up

Last updated : 03 January 2004 By Kevin Markey

Two weeks on Monday Leeds must have found new owners or the club will go into administration.

On February 19th, Gray will require some coaching badges to stay on as manager.

"That's something I don't think about," Gray said in The Guardian. "That's just something where we'll have to see what happens. I'm just a caretaker, the club haven't said they want me to be manager. My situation will have to be addressed at some time but I'm only thinking about picking points up and trying to give the Arsenal a game on Sunday. Coaching badges aren't something I think of. You've got to remember I was out of the game in the summer anyway, I've only been back six weeks or so. I take it day by day and I'll wait and see what happens.

"What's more important to the club is January 19th. Then we can sit down with the new owners, or whoever comes into the club, and think about the future. That's when I will do it. They may say 'thanks very much, someone else is coming in.' That's fine. My only ambition is to keep the club in the Premiership.

"When I was a manager here (1982-85) it was a real hard time at the club. We had to sell players, cut the wage bill, similar problems. Then £2m debt was a lot of money. The club sold the ground and there were instances when there were people knocking at the door. It wasn't a healthy state. When you get a bit older you realise these things happen in football. There have been a lot of highs but things were never really smooth."