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McInnes turns down Brentford

May 11, 2011

Derek McInnes is to remain as St Johnstone manager after turning down an offer from League One Brentford.

McInnes had confirmed he had spoken to Brentford about the vacancy created when Andy Scott departed in February. But the 39-year-old former Rangers and Dundee United midfielder has now rejected the opportunity to take permanent charge at Griffin Park.

A statement on the club's official website read: ''Derek McInnes has this afternoon spoken to chairman Geoff Brown and advised him that he has formally turned down the opportunity to move to Brentford FC.

''Everyone at the club is delighted with this news and hopes that it now allows the speculation over the manager to cease and for preparations for next season to press ahead.''