Pro­file on Brent­ford’s new man­ager Mar­i­nus Di­jkhuizen

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1972 Born: ’s-Graven­zande, Nether­lands, (Age 43) pro­fes­sional A striker, Di­jkhuizen came late to the aged 22 in game, mak­ing his de­but for Ex­cel­sior he joined SC 1994. Af­ter 28 goals in 68 games, that won pro-Cam­buur and was part of the side a move mo­tion to the Ere­di­visie in 1998, earn­ing spent to FC Utrecht in the process. Di­jkhuizen spar­ingly used three sea­sons at Utrecht but was and (he spent time on loan at Dun­fermline) be­fore de­part-scored just four goals in 28 games He scored ing for sec­ond tier TOP Oss in 2002. his ca­reer 30 goals in 90 matches be­fore fin­ish­ing with spells back at Ex­cel­sior and Cam­buur.

and be­came Di­jkhuizen re­tired in 2009 aged 37 the Dutch man­ager of VV Mont­foort, lead­ing He then am­a­teurs to suc­ces­sive pro­mo­tions. am­a­teur spent two years at the helm of another as a strik­ing side – VV De Meern – whilst work­ing coach at for­mer club Utrecht. ap­pointed On Jan­uary 1, 2014, Di­jkhuizen was re­plac­ing man­ager of sec­ond tier side Ex­cel­sior, Jon-Dahl for­mer New­cas­tle and AC Mi­lan striker from sev­enth To­mas­son. He lifted the Kralingers Waal­wijk in the to fifth in the ta­ble, then beat RKC Af­ter play-offs to se­cure a place in the Ere­di­visie. in 2014-15, a 15th-place fin­ish in the top flight 2015. Di­jkhuizen joined Brent­ford in May

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