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Head Coach

Dean Smith was appointed Brentford manager in November 2015, joining from Walsall.

As a player, Dean was a centre-back who made over 550 appearances in the league. He started his career at Walsall before moving to Hereford United, Leyton Orient, Sheffield Wednesday and finally Port Vale.

Moving into coaching with Orient, he was assistant manager until 2009. He was then appointed Head of Youth Development by Walsall, eventually going on to take the hot seat as Manager at the start of 2011. He took The Saddlers to the 2015 Football League Trophy Final, the Club's first appearance at Wembley Stadium.

In November 2015, Dean and assistant Richard O'Kelly signed contracts with The Bees. A ninth place finish in his first season was followed up by 10th in 2016/17.

Latest News


“We have given ourselves an opportunity”

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Brentford Head Coach Dean Smith felt his side deserved to take the derby spoils at Griffin Park this afternoon. Sergi Canos gave a rampant Bees the perfect start with a 16th minute goal but the game...

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Dean believes three wins will see Bees make top six

19 April 2018

Dean Smith has backed his players to cope with the pressure as the late charge towards the Play-Offs continues. Last Saturday’s injury-time leveller against Fulham leaves The Bees four points outside...

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Dean: Point “the least we deserved”

14 April 2018

Dean Smith felt his side were well worth the point which Neal Maupay’s 94th minute equaliser gave them at Craven Cottage this afternoon. In a cauldron of a West London derby, Aleksandar Mitrovic...

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First Team

“Winning breeds confidence so the lads are full of confidence”

12 April 2018

Brentford Head Coach Dean admits this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship derby against Fulham carries extra spice with both clubs fighting at the top end of the table. The Whites are unbeaten in the...

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