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Favourites for Brentford manager

After Dean Smith left Brentford for Aston Villa earlier this week, we’ve taken a look at who are favourites for the job at Griffin Park.

Smith led Brentford to top 10 finishes in the Championship in each of his three seasons as manager.

Take a look at who are the top five favourites below and on the next page.

 

5th) DANNY COWLEY

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Danny first grabbed the attention of the country when he and his brother took Lincoln City all the way to the FA Cup Quarter Finals in 2017, causing shocks against Ipswich, Brighton and Burnley along the way.

The Imps finished the 2016/17 season crowned champions of the National League and finished 7th, claiming a playoff place in their first season back in the Football League and also won the EFL Trophy at Wembley.

In the current season, Danny and Nicky Cowley’s side current sit top of the League Two table and continue to look like real promotion contenders.

Current odds on Sky Bet: 16/1

 

4th) DAVID MOYES

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Moyes, the fourth favourite for the Brentford job, is said to also be on a shortlist of potential replacements for if Alex Neil gets the boot from Preston.

After managing Preston, he spent 11 years managing Everton before heading off to manage Manchester United followed by Real Sociedad, then Sunderland and finally West Ham United.

His honours include winning the Football League Second Division in 1999/2000 with Preston and the FA Community Shield in 2013 with Manchester United.

In 2010, Brentford’s League Cup third round win over Everton was overshadowed by David Moyes’ claim that a Bees fan hurled a bottle into the Everton supporters.

Current odds on Sky Bet: 12/1

 

3rd) NATHAN JONES

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Luton Town boss Nathan Jones admitted it was ‘flattering’ to be linked with yet another job after being made third favourite for the vacancy at Brentford.

“If I’m second favourite, then that’s nice to know, but it doesn’t change anything I do from here, we still, day-to-day go on and do our things.

“There’s been rumours before of lots of things and here we are doing the same interview, so it’s very flattering and I’ll not take that for granted in any way.

“I’d rather it be that case then there be talk about, I’m days from the bullet or I’m coming under pressure because results are not good and so on.

“So it’s a lovely position to be in, but I’ve always said about my position here, I love my club, I love what I do here, I love the project and the environment and everything we do and its taken me a long time to get that way.

“It’s nice to be linked, it really is and I’ll never ever be predictable enough to say it’s not, because it means you’re doing a good job.

“So I’ll take it as a real complement and get on with my job.”

Current odds on Sky Bet: 10/1

 

Take a look at the top two favourites on the next page.

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