Rob Page: Port Vale midfielder Anthony Grant 'not surprised' at interest in manager
Port Vale midfielder Anthony Grant says he is "not surprised" at the reported interest in his manager Rob Page.
Page last week said that there was no truth in reports linking him to the head coach's job at Cardiff City.
"It's no surprise. He's done very well with a limited budget," said Grant.
"Whether it be someone like Cardiff City or Sheffield United, or whoever it might be, with a big budget, he'd be bound to do well.
"He understands the players inside out," Vale's 28-year-old player of the year told BBC Radio Stoke.
"The players haven't got a bad word to say about him. Even the ones who aren't playing. That says everything about him."
Rob Page's growing managerial credentials
As a player, uncompromising centre-half Page won 41 caps for Wales and made 550 career appearances over 18 years at Watford, Sheffield United, Cardiff City, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town and Chesterfield.
He has been in the Potteries for five years, having first been brought in to join the Vale coaching staff in 2011 by Adams.
After being tipped to be relegated at the start of the season, he guided Vale to a top-half finish in League One.
Vale finished 12th, a rise of six places from last season, despite going down to their biggest loss in over two years at home to Walsall on the final day.