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Brentford appoint Dutchman Marinus Dijkhuizen

Marinus Dijkhuizen will manage Brentford next season. Credit: PA

Brentford have appointed Dutchman Marinus Dijkhuizen as the man to replace departed head coach Mark Warburton.

Warburton left Griffin Park, despite leading the Bees to the Championship play-offs following promotion from League One, after the London club opted to go in a new direction.

And 43-year-old Dijkhuizen, who has been in charge at Eredivisie side Excelsior since January 2014, has got the nod and will be assisted by Roy Hendriksen.

The Dutchman told the club's official website:

I am proud to be the new head coach of Brentford FC. I have been to Brentford FC once before, with my father and brother, to see a game against Coventry City in March 2014.

We stood on the terrace behind the goal and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of football.

There was some very good play. We also loved the ambiance in and around the stadium.That is football at its best.

– Brentford manager Marinus Dijkhuizen