Former Brentford caretaker manager Lee Carsley is set to join the FA to become a coach with England despite interest from Oldham Athletic to make him their new manager, according to The Sun.

Carsley was initially appointed manager of the development squad at Brentford in October 2014, managing the team to a third-from-bottom finish for the 2014-15 season.

In September 2015 Carsley was promoted to head coach of Brentford after former head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen was sacked by the club.  Carsley won the Manager of the Month award for October 2015 and got Brentford back on track in the league.

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Despite calls from players for Carsley to take the job full-time, he was uninterested and instead wanted to focus on developing young players rather than managing a first-team.  Brentford appointed former Walsall boss Dean Smith as the club’s new head coach and Carsley left the club in December 2015.

The FA now want Carsley to focus on developing English players below the English Under-21 team and help them improve.  This is a role that the former Derby County and Everton player is set to take.

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Oldham Athletic are understood to be interested in appointing Carsley as their new manager, replacing David Dunn, but he is believed to be uninterested in the job.

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