Carlsey named Brentford boss after Dijkhuizen is axed

Date published: Monday 28th September 2015 10:43

Lee Carsley: Named as Brentford's new head coach

Lee Carsley: Named as Brentford's new head coach

Championship side Brentford have named Lee Carsley as their new head coach after sacking Marinus Dijkhuizen after just eight league games.

Dijkhuizen replaced Mark Warburton in the summer with owner Matthew Benham opting for the Dutchman as part of his restructuring surrounding statistics.

But following a run of just two league wins in eight games, the Bees – who are 19th in the Championship, have decided to make the change.

Carsley’s appointment comes after impressing with his management of the club’s development side.

A club statement read: “Brentford Football Club can confirm that the club, head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen and his assistant, Roy Hendriksen, have parted company.

“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.

“Lee has vast experience of the English game and has hugely impressed with his work with the Club’s Development Squad. He will be assisted by Paul Williams.

“The club believes Lee deserves the opportunity to step up and help shape Brentford FC’s future on the pitch.

“Chairman Cliff Crown will update supporters via the Brentford FC website this afternoon.”

Dijkhuizen’s reign at Brentford was the shortest in the club’s history.

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