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Kamara: Brentford owner has unfairly moved the goalposts

| 21.02.2015

Brentford’s decision to relieve boss Mark Warburton of his duties at the end of the season has had many of us scratching our heads around the office.

With the Bees flying high in the Championship following promotion from League One under Warburton, owner Matthew Benham’s announcement on the manager’s future has come under scrutiny.

Reacting to the news, Ladbrokes ambassador Chris Kamara said: “I don’t understand it. How can he be let go after getting the club into such a great position? What a nightmare for Mark and the supporters.”

“Where does he go from here? If he gets Brentford up then he’ll have the chance of getting a Premier League job. If not, then I think there will be a number of Championship clubs interested in him anyway.”

And according to Kammy this latest high-profile incident is just another in a series of similar cases involving the breakdown of relationships between the top brass and their managers.

“The owner gave Mark a chance in the first place and he’s got to be applauded for that. But now he’s tried to move the goalposts. The same happened with me at Bradford under Geoffrey Richmond” he added.

“If I’d have gone along with him then I could’ve lasted a lot longer and it’s the same case with Mark in terms of agreeing with the chairman’s plans.

“Once an owner or chairman decides they want to change tack, if the manager isn’t happy with that, then it’s always going to be an accident waiting to happen.

“Mark has come out and said that the parting is amicable but it’s obviously not. We’ve seen this kind of thing before and we’ll see it again.”

Brentford are priced at 23/10 to see off the challenge of fellow promotion hopefuls Bournemouth this weekend.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.