Mark Warburton to leave Brentford at end of season

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Brentford have confirmed that manager Mark Warburton will the club, along with his coaching staff, at the end of the season via a statement on their official website.

The news comes a week after The Times reported that the Bees manager was to be sacked at the end of the season by owner Matthew Benham - even if the club were promoted to the Premier League.

Even though the club confirmed Warburton's status, they said they would plan for "various possible eventualities."

Warburton, 52, was appointed manager in December 2013 after a two-and-a-half-year spell as sporting director.

Currently on a rolling one-year contract, he has won 33 out of 59 games and has seen the Griffin Park side rise to fourth place in the Championship, showing that the club have ambitions of making it in to the Premier League.

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The Brentford statement said that Warburton's "increasing profile within the game" meant that he "will deservedly have turned the heads of other clubs".

However, The Times reports that Benham and Brentford chairman Cliff Crown held talks with Rayo Vallecano manager Paco Jemez last week and offered him the chance to replace Warburton at the end of the season.


It looks like a new vision and structure put in place by Benham and the Club's board that Warburton, his assistant David Weir and Sporting Director Frank McParland don't agree with.

What's next for Warburton?

Mark Warburton's name is making waves in football management and he has been tipped by bookmakers to take over at fellow West London side QPR before Chris Ramsay was appointed.

Will he still be seen as the man to take over at the start of next season?

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