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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



14 July 2018

The Bees' Training Camp in Germany came to an end this afternoon with a 2-1 defeat to Karlsruher SC in Grassau. Two second-half goals handed the victory to the German side, despite a late Ollie...

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First Team

🎥 WATCH: Dean Smith on Boreham Wood victory

7 July 2018

Brentford's pre-season campaign got off to a winning start last night with a 2-1 victory over National League side Boreham Wood. Morgan Ferrier put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot at Meadow Park...

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First Team

🎥 Watch: Dean's first interview of the new campaign

27 June 2018

The hard work is well underway as The Bees returned to pre-season training at Jersey Road ahead of the new Sky Bet Championship season which kicks-off on Saturday 4 August.

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From the Player of the Year Awards...........

20 May 2018

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