*BS*ANDY HESSENTHALER does not want the vacant Brentford managerial post – contrary to today’s Daily Mail.
*BF*The paper wrongly reports that Hess wants to take over from Terry Butcher, who was sacked by the League Two club this week.
Hess was pipped to the post 18 months ago by Leroy Rosenior.
However, since then he has become our player-manager, guided Whites four points clear at the top of Ryman One – and told anyone who cares to listen how much he is enjoying himself at SeaFrance Crabble.
He said: “The story is rubbish. I was interviewed at Brentford a year and a half ago and Leroy got the post.
“I’ve not spoken to the club since and not had any burning ambition to manage there once I heard Terry left this week.
“Some journalists like to play guessing games and the Daily Mail have obviously thrown my name into the mix.
“I’m enjoying my time at Dover and want to get the club back into the Blue Square Premier in the next few years. That’s my ambition.”
Due to Hess’s profile and the fact he is doing a great job at Dover Athletic, it is only natural that his name will be mentioned for jobs at a higher level.
But the Whites boss is a unique figure in the game and has no intention of walking out on the club with his race to bring honours to the club only on the first bend of the first lap.