Brentford have sacked head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen following Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
The Bees are languishing in the lower reaches of the Championship table after a poor start to the season. After eight league matches, they sit just above the relegation zone.
Now Dijkhuizen has been shown the door after Lucas Joao’s late strike at Griffin Park condemned them to their fourth loss.
Dutchman Dijkhuizen, along with assistant Roy Hendriksen, have left, with Lee Carsley being placed in charge until the end of the season.
A Brentford statement read: “The Club 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.”