Dean Smith trades Walsall for Brentfordby Jack Kitson / 30 November 2015, 15:48Tweet
Dean Smith has jumped ship from League One high-flyers Walsall up to Championship outfit Brentford.
Smith had been locked in talks with the Bees over the weekend, and now after a set of successful negotiations the 44-year-old has decided to switch dugouts.
Back in September Brentford sacked head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen, replacing him with the former Everton midfielder Lee Carsley, who immediately stated he didn't want the job for the long term. lee carsley
Carsley has since transformed the fortunes of the London outfit, winning the Manager of the Month award in October, but him time in charge will come to an end tonight away to struggling Bolton.
Smith will be tasked with continuing the club's vast improvement under Carsley. The Bees, who have won five of their last seven matches, are currently 11th in the table, and Saturday's victory against Nottingham Forest means they are now within just four points off the play-offs.
Meanwhile, Smith leaves promotion-chasing Walsall 4th in League One, just three points off top spot. The club's high-flying position means they are sure to attract interest froma whole host of managers, and you can check out the early list of candidates here: Next Walsall Manager Market.