Mark Warburton’s Brentford successor Marinus Dijkhuizen does not last long


BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press

Rangers manager Mark Warburton’s successor at Brentford has been sacked after just four months in charge.

One-time Dunfermline defender Marinus Dijkhuizen has lost his job after only managing to lead the Bees to two victories in their opening eight English Championship matches of the season.

Mark Warburton
Warburton left Brentford following a difference of opinion with the club’s owner over signing strategy


Warburton parted company with the London outfit at the end of last term after a difference of opinion with owner Matthew Benham over the club’s recruitment strategy, despite leading the team to the play-offs.

But Brentford’s loss has been Rangers gain with Warburton overseeing a flawless start to Scottish Championship campaign following eight matches.

Dutchman Dijkhuizen, whose assistant Roy Hendriken has also been dismissed, tweeted: “Completely shocked by our resignation already. Too short but I enjoyed working at Brentford, especially the fans and the atmosphere at Griffin Park.”

Brentford have announced that former Everton and Ireland midfielder Lee Carsley will take charge until the end of the season.