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Brentford confirm appointment of Dijkhuizen

Brentford have appointed Marinus Dijkhuizen as their new manager.

The Championship club have signed the Dutch tactician after parting ways with Mark Warburton at the culmination of the recently-completed season.

Dijkhuizen has joined the Bees after leaving Dutch Eredivisie club Excelsior where he was in charge since January 2014. He led the club to survival in Holland's top flight last term, finishing four points above the drop zone.

The former striker, who brings Roy Hendriksen with him as assistant, arrives at Griffin Park following Brentford's play-off semi-final loss to Middlesbrough last term.

Dijkhuizen 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.

"I am looking forward to working with everyone at the Club for a bright future."

Andrew Slevison
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