Brentford Sack Head Coach After Nine Games

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Brentford Football Club have sacked their head coach after just nine games in charge.

Dutch man Marinus Dijkhuizen controversially took over from Mark Warburton this year after he had led the club into the play offs to reach the premiership the season after gaining promotion into the Championship.

Dijkhuizen's assistant, Roy Hendriksen, has also left the club.

Dutch man Marinus Dijkhuizen controversially took over from Mark Warburton this yea

Marinus Dijkhuizen

In a statement Brentford FC said, "The Club would like to put on record its thanks to Marinus and Roy for all their efforts during their time at Griffin Park."

Lee Carsley has been promoted to Head Coach until the end of the season when the position will be reviewed.

Carsley is a former Everton and Coventry player and represented the Republic of Ireland at full internationally level. He has been working with the Club's Development Squad. He will be assisted by Paul Williams.

Brentford currently lie nineteenth in the Championship with just two wins from eight games.

Dijkhuizen took to Twitter to say that he was shocked by 'our resignation' but that he had enjoyed his time at Griffin Park.



Warburton left the club after reported disagreements over recruitment policy which used statistical analysis to identify players available at good value. He was informed in February that he would not be reappointed for the following season but continued in the role until the end of last season.

Chairman Cliff Crown will update supporters via the Brentford FC web site this afternoon.

September 28, 2015


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