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.
Brentford Head Coach Dean Smith rued missed chances as Brentford were held to a 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town tonight. Neal Maupay's eighth of the season gave us a first-half advantage which was cancelled...