Warburton may shun West Brom

Brentford’s Mark Warburton has seemingly ruled himself out of

the running for the technical director post at West Bromwich

Albion.

Warburton had emerged as the leading candidate to replace Dan

Ashworth, who is leaving West Brom at the end of the season to join

the Football Association as director of elite development.

Warburton, who is currently sporting director of Brentford, has

emerged as a highly-rated figure in English football after

co-founding the NextGen series.

But he now admits that he is unlikely to leave Griffin Park.

“I am flattered to have even been considered for such a

position,” he is quoted by the Daily Mail.

“But as it stands I have unfinished business at Brentford and

the NextGen Series is in full swing.”

The Baggies have been considering a number of candidates with

Hamburg sporting director Lee Congleton, Ashworth’s former

assistant Andy Marriott, who is now working in Formula 1 with

Mercedes, and Damien Comolli, formerly of Liverpool and Spurs, in

the frame.

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