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Dyke laughs off Scott's O's link

Greg Dyke
Dyke has been Brentford chairman since January 2006

Brentford chairman Greg Dyke thinks it is unlikely that Bees boss Andy Scott would be interested in moving across London to take the Leyton Orient job.

Orient parted company with Martin Ling last week, but Dyke told BBC London 94.9: "I can't believe he'd go. He's got a side challenging for promotion.

"Orient aren't a richer club and look like they could be relegated so why would he do that?"

Scott made 51 appearances for the O's before being forced to retire in 2005.

He also scored 33 goals during a four-year spell with the Bees around the turn of the century.

And Dyke feels Brentford, who are second in League Two, offer greater potential than the O's, who are battling to avoid relegation from League One.

"Over the years we've, by-and-large, been in a higher league than Orient, they're not a bigger club than we are.

"He's only been in the job for a year and I think young managers need to be careful - I thought Paul Ince was the classic example of someone who went up too far, too fast."

Scott left Brentford for Oxford United in 2001 and then moved on to Orient in 2004.

His playing career ended abruptly, after it was discovered that he suffered from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that meant he could have died through any form of physical exercise.

Ling immediately offered Scott a job on Leyton Orient's coaching staff, but having managed the club's youth team he moved back to Griffin Park as assistant to Terry Butcher in 2007 and succeeded him in November that year.



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