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Wally Downes

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 09/06/1962


Wally Downes was handed his first managerial role by Brentford chairman Ron Noades, on June 28 2002.

Wally had been working as the assistant to The Bees' previous manager, Steve Coppell, who resigned earlier that month after taking the club to the brink of promotion in the Second Division play-offs.

Wally was the unanimous choice of the Brentford board, despite a host of applicants for the post - belived to have included former Arsenal and England legend Tony Adams.

Wally was sacked in March 2004 after a poor run of resuts dropped the Bees in the relegation fight.

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