Sky Bet League 1: Brentford play down Ian Holloway talk

Ian Holloway: Former Crystal Palace boss linked to Brentford post

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Brentford have played down speculation linking Ian Holloway with their vacant managerial position.

The League 1 outfit are searching for a new boss after Uwe Rosler left for Wigan on Saturday.

Holloway, who recently departed Crystal Palace after guiding the Eagles into the top flight, and Brentford chief executive Mark Devlin previously worked together at QPR, prompting speculation the pair could re-unite at Griffin Park.

But Devlin has moved to play down the speculation amid news the club have already received 60 enquiries for the job.

He told Get West London: "Ian's name has been mentioned by a lot of fans, but I'm not even sure if he's interested.

"He's a great character who gets the best out of his players. However, people are just putting two and two together because we worked alongside each other at QPR."

He added: "We're looking for someone who understands what Brentford's about - the type of football we play and the commitment to developing young players.

"There's less risk getting someone with a proven track record, but we will consider all of our options.

"We've already had as many as 60 names being put to us. Brentford's an attractive offer and we've had a number of high-calibre applicants.

"We would like to get someone in as quickly as possible because we've got a busy schedule ahead, but it's important we get the right person."