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Top scout swaps Bees for Hornets

10th November 2017, 10:50 by Simon Barlow

Brentford have confirmed that head of recruitment Andy Scott is leaving club to take up a similar role with Watford.

The 45-year-old will officially take up his new position on November 13 after the final details were agreed late on Wednesday.

Scott first joined Brentford as a player in 1997 and spent almost four years at Griffin Park, helping the Bees win promotion from the fourth tier in 1999, before leaving for Oxford United.

He was forced to retire in 2005 when he was diagnosed with Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and moved into coaching. He then returned to Brentford as assistant manager in 2007 and took the reins himself towards the end of that year.

Brentford's co-director of football Phil Giles said: "I'd like to thank Andy for his hard work over the last few years as part of our recruitment team. I believe we have made some good signings in recent transfer windows and Andy has played a strong part in that.

"As always, when a member of staff moves on it provides us with an opportunity to review how we do things and hopefully make the off-pitch team stronger in the process. We will take our time to consider how best to replace Andy. In the meantime, we will share his responsibilities among the remaining staff members and continue as usual.

"On behalf of everyone at the Club, I wish Andy well in his new role at Watford."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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