Brentford have sacked head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen after only nine games in charge.

Lee Carsley will lead the Championship outfit until the end of the season as Dijkhuizen's assistant, Roy Hendriksen, has also left Griffin Park.

Dutchman Dijkhuizen replaced Mark Warburton over the summer, and he made wholesale changes to the side as the club embarked on a new approach to player recruitment and footballing philosophy.

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Brentford, who lost 2-1 at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, sit 19th in the Championship table having won just two out of eight games, as well as a 4-0 defeat to Oxford United in the Capital One Cup.

A club statement said: "We would like to put on record its thanks to Marinus and Roy for all their efforts during their time at Griffin Park.

"Lee Carsley has been promoted to head coach until the end of the season when the position will be reviewed.

"Lee has vast experience of the English game and has hugely impressed with his work with the club's development squad. He will be assisted by Paul Williams.

"The club believes Lee deserves the opportunity to step up and help shape Brentford FC's future on the pitch."