Wally Downes: AFC Wimbledon appoint former Brentford boss as manager

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Wally Downes and Sam Allardyce on the sidelines at West Ham

League One side AFC Wimbledon have actually selected previous Brentford manager Wally Downes as their manager.The 57-year-old, that played for the old Wimbledon FC, replaces Neal Ardley following his departure on 12 November [1] after greater than 6 years in charge.Downes supervised of Brentford in between June 2002 and March 2004, as well as has considering that held training articles at Reading, Southampton, West Ham and also QPR.

Wimbledon are 23rd in the third rate, seven factors from safety.Ex-Wales, Fulham and also Stoke instructor Glyn Hodges has been called aide, with acting employer Simon Bassey returning to his function as first-team coach and Steven Reid leaving the club.

“I am really pleased to be assigned as manager of a club I like very much,” claimed Downes.Downes played greater than 200 league games for Wimbledon in between 1977 and also 1988 as the now-defunct club increased from the 4th to the first rate yet, after a spell at Sheffield United, was forced to retire due to injury.Since leaving QPR, where he worked alongside Harry Redknapp

, he has actually been mentoring at Indian Super Organization clubs Kerala Blasters, Jamshedpur and ATK and has actually returned from South Asia to take the Wimbledon job.Social media comments’a blunder ‘ In a statement, [2]. AFC Wimbledon said that during the employment procedure they familiarized some social networks usage by Downes, which they described as “not constant with our worths “.”We have actually chatted in detail with Wally concerning this, who has approved that these messages were ill-judged as well as he has ensured us that they do not represent his views,” said the club.”In the light of these conversations, we are satisfied that these do not stand for Wally’s sights. We have actually concurred a series of activities with Wally that our company believe will demonstrate his dedication to the club’s values.”Downes added:”I apologise for my previous use social media sites. My remarks were implied to be amusing

however on reflection they were an error.” Recommendations ^ on 12 November(www.bbc.co.uk) ^ In a statement,(www.afcwimbledon.co.uk) BBC Sporting Activity-Football