The former Manchester City striker leaves the Bees after two-and-a-half years and missed out by the slimmest of margins on promotion to the Championship last season
The Latics are hoping to appoint the German following the departure of Owen Coyle
Abbott was the third longest-serving manager in English football but United have picked up just two points from their first six games of the season
Yeovil favourites for the drop pre-season but show class to upstage hosts
Brentford will face Yeovil Town in the League One play-off final at Wembley after the Bees' won a pulsating 5-4 penalty shoot-out against Swindon Town on Monday.
Seven days too late as far as Brentford fans are concerned, but the London side's captain, Kevin O'Connor, last night converted an injury-time penalty in a key promotion encounter.
N-Dubz rapper Dappy, who was found guilty of assault and affray, lost a challenge against his conviction today.
The Calvin Report: Doncaster crowned champions with 95th-minute winner — immediately after Brentford miss penalty
Chelsea striker scored decisive goal against Steaua Bucharest
Chelsea 1 Sparta Prague 1 (Chelsea win 2-1 on aggregate)
Chelsea captain has struggled to get into the starting XI of late
Chelsea 4 Brentford 0
The 32-year-old has started twice for the Blues under Benitez
Blues remain in the Europa League and FA Cup
Chelsea midfielder lashed out during Capital One Cup semi-final against Swansea
Chelsea have suffered from inconsistency since Benitez took over