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.
First Team Head Coach Dean Smith was pleased to see out a 1-0 win over Millwall on Saturday afternoon. Romaine Sawyers was on target as Daniel Bentley saved a penalty late in the game to grab Brentford's first home win of the season.