Profile on Brentford’s new manager Marinus Dijkhuizen
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