Brentford FC have appointed Bury Sporting Director Lee Dykes as new Head of Recruitment. Lee joined the Greater Manchester side last summer and helped them achieve promotion from Sky Bet League Two but will now head to West London. Lee started work today, Tuesday 7 May, and will oversee the Club’s team of scouts. The Club began the hunt for a Head of Recruitment late last year and Directors of Football Phil Giles and Rasmus Ankersen agreed to wait until the end of Bury’s season before Lee joined.
Lee joined Bury a year ago having previously been at Carlisle United, where he was Assistant Manager and Head of First Team Recruitment. He has been working in football for more than a decade, starting at Rotherham United as Youth Team Coach in 2007. He has also worked in recruitment and scouting at Crawley Town, Notts County and Oldham Athletic. He spent three years at Carlisle before moving to Bury.
Phil Giles said: "I am very pleased to have recruited Lee following a successful season for Bury. The interview process was completed some time ago, but it was agreed by all parties that Lee would see the season through to conclusion at Bury and join at the earliest opportunity thereafter. Our scouting team has done a good job over recent months and I hope that puts us in good shape for the summer transfer window. Both Ras and I are looking forward to working with Lee and working together to further develop our scouting team and methods."
Lee said: “I’m delighted to be joining Brentford football club at such an exciting time. Brentford have been leading the way in the recruitment of players for some time now and I’m excited to be joining such a forward-thinking football department. The aim is to build a strong and competitive squad for the new season and for the longer term as I look to continue and develop on the good work already in place, I look forward to meeting everybody connected in due course. Up The Bees.”