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Brentford boss Dean Smith addresses West Bromwich Albion rumours

Dean Smith addresses West Brom rumours
Brentford manager Dean Smith says that "the grass is not always greener" in response to recent talk that he is wanted by West Bromwich Albion.

Brentford manager Dean Smith has appeared to rule himself out of the running for the West Bromwich Albion job after admitting that "the grass is not always greener".

Despite Darren Moore working wonders during his caretaker stint in charge, the Baggies have been tipped to bring in a new permanent manager if they drop down a division.

A three-man shortlist is said to have been drawn up in preparation for the likely relegation, which includes the names of Michael Appleton, Lee Johnson and Smith.

The Bees boss is wary of departing Griffin Park, however, having finished six points adrift of a playoff place this season and signed a contract extension earlier in the year.

"[Brentford] is a good football club and I'm enjoying my time here," he told West London Sport. "On the playing side, I have no idea if we will lose players in the summer, but they have developed as young men individually and as a group.

"It's a privilege to be their head coach. If you leave it's not always rosy and the grass isn't always greener. There has to be a good reason to leave rather than moving on all the time.

"There's always going to be speculation about managers or players when a side does well, particularly when it's a club our size. But there is a long-term plan at this club and I'm acutely aware of what I have got here and that is always a big factor."

West Brom, who could be relegated as early as Tuesday night, last competed in the second tier during the 2009-10 campaign.


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2Norwich CityNorwich28158552361653
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom28148657352250
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
5Middlesbrough281211531201147
6Derby CountyDerby2813784035546
7Bristol City2812883529644
8Hull City28117104135640
9Swansea CitySwansea28117103732540
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11Birmingham CityBirmingham2891274033739
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2891273932739
13Aston Villa2891275145639
14Queens Park RangersQPR28116113439-539
15Stoke CityStoke2891183335-238
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2898113345-1235
17Brentford28810104339434
18Preston North EndPreston2889114345-233
19Millwall2878133444-1029
20Wigan AthleticWigan2885152841-1329
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham28510132746-1925
22Reading2858153143-1223
23Bolton WanderersBolton2857161842-2422
24Ipswich TownIpswich2839162248-2618

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