Championship side Brentford sack head coach after four months in charge
Brentford have sacked head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen and his assistant, Roy Hendriksen after only eight league games in charge.
A statement from the club's chairman Cliff Crown stated that "The Club would like to put on record its thanks to Marinus and Roy for all their efforts during their time at Griffin Park."
The Dutchman took to social media to express his shock at the decision, but thanked the fans for their support during his time.
"Following this, the Club has moved swiftly and decisively in order to maintain its long-term vision and philosophy.
That's why Lee Carsley has been appointed as Head Coach for the remainder of the season.", Crown's statement continued.
"Lee has shown with the Under-21s he is an outstanding leader. His work at the training ground has been hugely impressive whilst coaching the development squad and has demonstrated he understands the Club's philosophy and the ambitions of Brentford FC."