Brentford has appointed Keith Andrews as set-piece coach.

Andrews departs Sheffield United where he has been on the first-team coaching staff since December 2023.

The 43-year-old was assistant manager to Stephen Kenny during the Dubliner’s three-year spell as Republic of Ireland boss (2020-2023) and served as MK Dons’ assistant manager for the 2015/16 Championship campaign.

A midfielder, Andrews represented the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hull City, MK Dons and Blackburn Rovers during a 16-year playing career which began in 1999.

Andrews earned 35 caps for Republic of Ireland and featured at UEFA Euro 2012.

On Andrews’ appointment as set-piece coach, Brentford director of football Phil Giles said: “Everyone at Brentford is extremely happy to see Keith join us at pre-season training for his first day today.

“He is someone we have known for a while and always had in mind for a role at some point in the future.

“Whilst he has had more wide-ranging coaching roles in the past, focusing on set-pieces as a specialism is something which we think he has the qualities to do extremely well, and I’m sure that our staff can help him develop as a coach, too.

“Set-pieces are an important part of what we do well and I’m sure we’ll maintain those standards with Keith in charge.”