Brentford FC Chairman Cliff Crown releases statement.
As you will all know by now, the Club, Marinus Dijkhuizen and his assistant, Roy Hendriksen have parted company.
The Club would like to put on record its thanks to Marinus and Roy for all their efforts during their time at Griffin Park.
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.
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.
We believe these qualities will help Lee settle into his new role effectively and quickly.
Rest assured, we are determined to do everything possible to achieve the success you, the supporters, desire.
Lee's appointment, at this time, is key to that and we will be doing everything in our power to support him and the rest of the staff.
Thank you once again for your wonderful support.