NIP IT IN THE BUD QUICK, BEES!
IF I was a Brentford player reading this week’s news, I’d be very disappointed.
The speculation is that manager Mark Warburton could be replaced by Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez at the end of the season, irrespective of whether the Bees go up or not.
I met Mark several years ago when he set up the NextGen series for U21 teams. He was a very intelligent guy who knew the game inside out.
Since then he has had great success at Brentford, revolutionising the academy, winning promotion from League One and is now fighting for a place in the Premier League. It’s hard to imagine what more the club could want.
He looks a real bright prospect and when one of his players is coming out and saying he’ll manage England one day, it tells you how they feel about him in the dressing room.
Rumours like this could be hugely destabilising. The day the news broke, they lost to promotion rivals Watford. Was it playing on their minds? There’s certainly no question that when you play for a manager and you like his training sessions and his personality, you don’t want him to leave.
It is unsettling for players and with Brentford fighting for a play-off place, the club hierarchy need to nip this in the bud immediately.
GOING? Mark Warburton