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New Brentford Manager Speculation

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We're still in the dark as to who our new manager will be. Most assumed it would be sorted out during the last weeks of the season, and announced pretty much straight away, but nothing has been announced yet. Probably means it's a manager / coach at a club who still have games to play, and it will only be announced once their season is over.

SkyBet opened a book on this the other day, but I don't think they have a scooby as most of the managers with shorter odds have already been debunked.

My guess is that it's either going to be Paul Clement (which I would very much welcome) or someone completely left field.

Paco Jemez 15/8 (seems to be signing a new deal with Vallecano)
Paul Clement 9/2
Glen Riddersholm 8/1 (Midtylland manager, Benham owns them so would hardly want to annoy them by poaching their first ever league winning manager)
Martin Jol 12/1 (Benham has already confirmed on Twitter its definitely not him)
Hasselbaink 12/1
Gary Rowett 16/1
Karl Robinson 16/1 (Don't think he'd leave MK for another team in the Championship, at least not yet)
Mark Warburton 20/1 (Would love him to, but he definitely won't come back)
Paulo Sousa 20/1
Nigel Adkins 20/1
Gus Poyet 25/1 (complained all the time at Sunderland about not making his own signings, won't come to a club that definitely won't allow him to)
Remi Garde 25/1
Jurgen Klopp 25/1
Billy Beane 50/1
 

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Stood behind someone who looked the image of Paul Jewell as he queued to get a ticket at Waterloo this morning. He was wearing a red and white striped top and was carrying a large inflatable bee. Noisy so I didn't hear him but it sounded like he asked for a "Single to Entford, please, mate".

So sounds like he's on his way to Reading or AFCW then.

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I'd fancy Paul Clement to work well there, but he's now odds on favourite for the Derby job isn't he? So that's probably out of the window as well sadly.
 

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I reckon a foreign manager to fit the new model at Brentford.
 

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I'd fancy Paul Clement to work well there, but he's now odds on favourite for the Derby job isn't he? So that's probably out of the window as well sadly.

Supposedly already agreed. But who knows what's actually going on anymore...
 

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Hope whoever it is does shite after the way Warburton was treated whilst he takes his new club to promotion.
 

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Only 25/1 for Jurgen Klopp?

No offense but I don't think the manager that has won multiple titles and trophies for Borussia Dortmund will be coming to the Championship anytime soon.
 

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Considering Warburton's future was made clear a few months a go, I thought your new manager would have been sorted in between that time and the end of the season.
 

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Only 25/1 for Jurgen Klopp?

No offense but I don't think the manager that has won multiple titles and trophies for Borussia Dortmund will be coming to the Championship anytime soon.

His name gets thrown about for every job, some of them ridiculous.
 

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Reckon it'll be Nigel Adkins. Think he would fit in at Brentford quite well. Surprised the odds are so high.


Only 25/1 for Jurgen Klopp?

No offense but I don't think the manager that has won multiple titles and trophies for Borussia Dortmund will be coming to the Championship anytime soon.

Only takes one or two people betting on it at this early stage and the bookies will cut the odds massively. Back in December Jimmy Kebe (still at Crystal Palace player at this point) was fourth favourite in odds to be next Reading manager. Obviously it was never going to happen.
 

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Hope whoever it is does shite after the way Warburton was treated whilst he takes his new club to promotion.
He has been treated fine. He was offered the new role but rejected it so it was his decision to leave. The whole situation is much different to how 95% of the media have been portraying it.
 

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He has been treated fine. He was offered the new role but rejected it so it was his decision to leave. The whole situation is much different to how 95% of the media have been portraying it.

Any chance of enlightening us?
 

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He has been treated fine. He was offered the new role but rejected it so it was his decision to leave. The whole situation is much different to how 95% of the media have been portraying it.

Of course he'd leave. Why would he take up a new role at the club after what he's done as manager?
 

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Any chance of enlightening us?
Effectively the main change was Warburton was told from next season the manager wouldn't have a veto over player transfers. As Warbs is only on a rolling 1 year deal that expired at the end of the season, he told the board he didn't want to work in the role (which is the same role) without a veto, so wouldn't be renewing his contract. The owner tried to get Warbs to agree to the change, they don't want him to go, but the veto removal is non-negotiable. Once it was clear neither would budge, they agreed to part ways.

Warbs isn't being sacked, it isn't acrimonious, he has just chosen to go.
 

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Effectively the main change was Warburton was told from next season the manager wouldn't have a veto over player transfers. As Warbs is only on a rolling 1 year deal that expired at the end of the season, he told the board he didn't want to work in the role (which is the same role) without a veto, so wouldn't be renewing his contract. The owner tried to get Warbs to agree to the change, they don't want him to go, but the veto removal is non-negotiable. Once it was clear neither would budge, they agreed to part ways.

Warbs isn't being sacked, it isn't acrimonious, he has just chosen to go.

I see, it does seem a pity they couldn't find a compromise.
Maybe Warburton thought they would cave given his success.
It's a big decision, I wonder who will live to regret it most.
 

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I see, it does seem a pity they couldn't find a compromise.
Maybe Warburton thought they would cave given his success.
It's a big decision, I wonder who will live to regret it most.
Most of the reason we are in such a better position now than 4-5 years ago is down to the owner, we have to back him on decisions like this. No doubt we'd prefer to have Warbs in charge, I think he's a great manager, a true gent, and no one else would have done as good a job, playing as good football.

I'd prefer to have both stay, and am absolutely gutted he is leaving, but Benham vs Warbs, I'd have Benham every day. Hopefully we can get in a good manager to replace him.
 

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Most of the reason we are in such a better position now than 4-5 years ago is down to the owner, we have to back him on decisions like this. No doubt we'd prefer to have Warbs in charge, I think he's a great manager, a true gent, and no one else would have done as good a job, playing as good football.

I'd prefer to have both stay, and am absolutely gutted he is leaving, but Benham vs Warbs, I'd have Benham every day. Hopefully we can get in a good manager to replace him.

You know your club best.
I agree though, as much as I value what Steve Evans has done for my club.......Tony Stewart would be the one to back if it came to a showdown.
 

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My guess is that it's either going to be Paul Clement (which I would very much welcome) or someone completely left field.

Apparently Clement has recently turned down a job as he's already agreed to come to us. Could well be you lot. Just a case of us sorting things out with McClaren's lawyers first.
 

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Jurgen Klopp has been strongly linked!

Be quite a coup!
 
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Apparently Clement has recently turned down a job as he's already agreed to come to us. Could well be you lot. Just a case of us sorting things out with McClaren's lawyers first.
Thanks for tying down Clement, maybe Klopp was our back up option!!
 

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Our owner Benham has tweeted someone back saying it's not Klopp. Shame, but hardly surprising!

I would imagine we'll find out later this week who our new boss will be.
 

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May as well piss away your money if you're going to put it on Jurgen Klopp becoming the next Brentford manager...

Not a hope in hell - where the fuck did this originate from :lol:
 

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Think Adkins would be a good shout at those odds
 

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Nobody has a clue who it's going to be which is pretty exciting, usually there are rumours about which give some clues. More than likely it will be someone completely out of left field that none of us have heard of.
 

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The Mirror saying it was Leeds, Clement turned down. Don't blame him.
 

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Realistically, what proven British manager is suddenly going to want to work under the terms that Warburton turned down? I know the DoF-type model is becoming increasingly common over here now (and has proven to be quite successful in the cases of Saints & Swansea), but I can't see even those being so extreme that the coach isn't able to veto incoming transfers. Happy to be corrected if wrong.

Seems almost bound to be a foreign coach, or a relative unknown coach from these shores stepping into his first role. Not to say either of these scenarios won't turn out to be a decent appointment - look at how the left-field managerial choices have served Watford, Boro and Norwich this season.
 

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Adkins at Reading had transferred vetoed over his head quite often, but then again he hated that and it was part of his problem here, so maybe can't go through with that again. He has at least worked at two clubs with DoF models. As I said above, i'm surprised he's not more closely linked.
 

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