List of Brentford F.C. managers
Brentford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Brentford, Hounslow, London. Between 1897 and 1920, the first team competed in the London League, Southern League and Western League. Since 1920, the first team has competed in the Football League and other nationally and internationally organised competitions. All managers who have managed at least one first team match are listed below.
From Brentford's formation in 1889 and until 1900, the club's first team was run by a committee. William Lewis was appointed as the Bees' first official secretary-manager in May 1900. Fred Halliday was at the helm for Brentford's first ever Football League fixture in August 1920. The club has had 41 full-time managers, with the most recent appointment being Thomas Frank on 16 October 2018.
Brentford's most successful manager was Harry Curtis, who after being appointed in May 1926, won the Third Division South and Second Division titles in the 1932–33 and 1934–35 seasons respectively to win promotion to First Division for the only time in the club's history. Curtis recorded Brentford's highest-ever league position (fifth in 1935–36) and the club topped the First Division table for three consecutive months during the 1937–38 season. Brentford also won the 1935 London Senior Cup, the 1942 London War Cup and reached the FA Cup sixth round three times during Curtis' tenure.
Brentford has never won a senior competitive cup (reaching the final of the Football League Trophy in 1985, 2001 and 2011), but several other managers have won silverware in the form of league championships: Malky MacDonald (Fourth Division, 1962–63), Phil Holder (Third Division, 1991–92), Ron Noades (Third Division, 1998–99) and Andy Scott (League Two, 2008–09).
The majority of Brentford's managers have been English, with Scotland being the next-best represented (Jimmy Bain, Malky MacDonald, John Docherty and Frank McLintock). Uwe Rösler (Germany) was Brentford's first overseas manager.
An overhaul of the club's management structure prior to the beginning of the 2015–16 season saw the manager's position redefined and renamed as that of a "head coach". Marinus Dijkhuizen was the first appointment to the new role on 1 June 2015.
- 1 Managerial history
- 1.1 1889–1926: Early Southern League years and election to the Football League
- 1.2 1926–1949: March up the leagues and First Division heyday
- 1.3 1949–1978: Decline and financial woes
- 1.4 1978–2000: Rooted in the third-tier
- 1.5 2000–2015: Near-misses and turnaround
- 1.6 2015–present: Promotion to the second-tier
- 2 Managers
- 3 Assistant managers
- 4 Records
- 5 Awards
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
1889–1926: Early Southern League years and election to the Football League
In the early years of Brentford, first team affairs were run by a committee involving any or all of the club's directors, secretary, trainer or captain, who presided over the selection of the team and the arrangement of friendly fixtures. For 11 years after the club's formation in 1889, leading figures in the running of the first team included secretaries Archer Green, C. West, A .E. Harriss, William Brown, J. Hinton-Bailey and captain J. J. K. Curtis.
Fresh off the back of wins in the London Senior Cup and Middlesex Senior Cup in the 1897–98 season, Brentford were elected into the Southern League and commenced play in Second Division London in the 1898–99 season. William Lewis took over as the club's first official manager in August 1900, leading the club to the Second Division title in his first season. Former Everton secretary-manager Dick Molyneux replaced him in May 1903 and together with his successors William Brown and Fred Halliday, kept Brentford in the First Division. Halliday brought silverware to Griffin Park in the shape of the Southern Professional Charity Cup in the 1908–09 season. With league form faltering, Halliday resigned from his position in November 1912 and was replaced by Dusty Rhodes, who could not prevent the Bees from slipping back into the Second Division at the end of the 1912–13 season.
Competitive football was halted for the duration of the First World War in 1915 and play resumed in 1919, with Brentford being elevated to the Southern League First Division and Fred Halliday, in his second spell as manager, recording a mid-table finish. Brentford were elected into the Football League as founder members of the Third Division South in 1920 and Halliday guided the club to a 15th-place finish before leaving the manager's position for a second time. Archie Mitchell took over as manager, presiding over some forgettable seasons before Halliday was reinstated for the third time in December 1924, successfully gaining re-election at the end of a torrid 1924–25 season. Halliday managed a mid-table finish in 1925–26, before leaving his position for the final time at the end of the season.
1926–1949: March up the leagues and First Division heyday
Former Gillingham manager Harry Curtis was appointed Brentford manager in May 1926 and the most successful period of the club's history began. Curtis' side won all 21 home games in the 1929–30 Third Division South, a national record which still stands. The team consistently challenged for promotion and buoyed by the inspired triple-signing from Middlesbrough of Jack Holliday, Billy Scott and Herbert Watson, Curtis' side won the Third Division South championship in the 1932–33 season and the Second Division/London Challenge Cup double two years later. In Brentford's debut season in the First Division, Curtis led the club to its highest-ever league placing of 5th and secured 6th-place finishes in the following two seasons. Curtis' wheeler-dealer skills in the transfer market kept Brentford competitive in the league, making a profit on the sale of players and developing his signings into internationals, including Billy Scott and Les Smith (England), David McCulloch, Bobby Reid and Duncan McKenzie (Scotland) and Idris Hopkins (Wales).
Brentford reached the sixth round of the FA Cup for the first time in March 1938 and led the First Division for three months earlier in the 1937–38 season, but the run of success was brought to an end by the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. Curtis added further silverware to the Griffin Park trophy room during the war years, winning the 1942 London War Cup in what is to date, Brentford's only Wembley triumph. A dearth of players up to the standard of the mid-1930s squad put Brentford into decline in the early post-war years, with the side's relegation to the Second Division in 1947 preceding Curtis' resignation in February 1949. The bright spot of the period were runs to the sixth round of the FA Cup in 1946 and 1949.
1949–1978: Decline and financial woes
Jackie Gibbons took over as manager in February 1949, successfully avoiding relegation to the Third Division South, before a failure to progress beyond a couple of mid-table Second Division finishes led him to resign in August 1952. Harry Curtis' longtime assistant Jimmy Bain steadied the ship until Tommy Lawton took over as player/manager in January 1953. An awful start to the 1953–54 season led Lawton to resign and the appointment of Bill Dodgin, Sr. failed to improve matters, with Brentford suffering relegation to the Third Division South in May 1954. It was only after the appointment of Malky MacDonald in May 1957 (who had returned to the club after serving as a player and coach under Harry Curtis in the late 1940s) that fortunes changed. Like his predecessors since the Second World War, MacDonald relied on products of the club's youth system. The goals of homegrown forwards Jim Towers and George Francis fired the Bees to 2nd and 3rd-place finishes in the 1957–58 and 1958–59 seasons respectively, before their sales in 1961 cut off the team's goal supply. The Brentford board also reduced the number of playing staff to 16, with six players being retained on a part-time basis, which led to the club suffering relegation to the Fourth Division in 1962. MacDonald's big money signings of John Dick, Johnny Brooks and Billy McAdams completed an all-international forward line and the team won the 1962–63 Fourth Division championship at a canter.
MacDonald's former trainer Tommy Cavanagh built on his good work, missing out on promotion to the Second Division by two points and winning the London Challenge Cup in the 1964–65 season, but with Brentford staring at relegation in April 1966, Cavanagh was sacked. His replacement Billy Gray could not keep the club in the Third Division and after a takeover bid by Queens Park Rangers in January 1967, Jimmy Sirrel was appointed manager. The one positive moment of Sirrel's cash-strapped reign was winning the 1966–67 London Challenge Cup and it was Frank Blunstone who brought the good times back to Griffin Park, finishing 3rd in the 1971–72 season to secure promotion to the Third Division with a squad of just 14 players. After failing to preserve the club's third-tier status and falling-out with the board, Blunstone resigned in July 1973. Mike Everitt and John Docherty failed to compete in the Fourth Division, before promotion back to the third-tier was accomplished under Bill Dodgin, Jr. in the 1977–78 season.
1978–2000: Rooted in the third-tier
In 1978, Brentford began a period of 14 consecutive seasons in the Third Division, finishing mostly in mid-table and narrowly avoiding relegation under Frank McLintock in 1983–84. McLintock took Brentford to the 1985 Football League Trophy Final, which was lost 3–1 to Wigan Athletic. Following the appointment of McLintock's assistant Steve Perryman in February 1987, the foundations were set for a promotion bid after Perryman's signings of strikers Dean Holdsworth and Gary Blissett. Brentford reached the sixth round of the FA Cup and the semi-finals of the Football League Trophy in 1988–89 and despite Perryman's shock resignation on the eve of the 1990–91 season, his assistant Phil Holder took over and led the Bees into their first playoff campaign in May 1991 and to promotion to the second-tier as champions 12 months later. Holder's Bees were relegated from the newly renamed First Division at the first time of asking, but challenged for promotion from the Second Division under David Webb in 1994–95 and 1996–97, failing in the playoffs on both occasions.
By the time Webb took over the ownership of the club and replaced himself with Eddie May in August 1997, the sales of key players Nicky Forster, Marcus Bent, Paul Smith, Barry Ashby, Martin Grainger and Carl Asaba left too great a void to fill and May lasted just three months in the job. Brentford were relegated at the end of the 1997–98 season under Micky Adams. Ron Noades took over the club as chairman in the summer of 1998 and appointed himself manager, with support from coaches Ray Lewington, Terry Bullivant and Brian Sparrow. A cash injection saw the Bees win the Third Division title at the first attempt and return straight back to the Second Division, claiming the championship with a final-day win over eventual runners-up Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium.
2000–2015: Near-misses and turnaround
Noades' signings of forward Lloyd Owusu, midfielders Paul Evans and Gavin Mahon and central defenders Darren Powell and Ívar Ingimarsson in 1998 and 1999 formed the bedrock of the team which reached the 2001 Football League Trophy Final under Ray Lewington and the 2002 Second Division Playoff Final under Steve Coppell. The side broke up in the summer of 2002 and went into decline under Coppell's replacement Wally Downes, with Martin Allen replacing Downes in March 2004 and pulling off "The Great Escape" to preserve Brentford's Second Division status on the final day of the 2003–04 season. Allen assembled a competitive "two bob" team which finished in the playoff positions in the newly named League One in the 2004–05 and 2005–06 seasons and enjoyed two runs to the fifth round of the FA Cup. After the playoff failure in May 2006, the side broke up and Allen resigned after failing to secure funding from the board for replacement players. Brentford finished bottom of League One in the 2006–07 season, with Leroy Rosenior at the helm until being replaced by youth team manager Scott Fitzgerald in November 2006.
Terry Butcher was named as manager in April 2007 and a potential double relegation into non-league football was averted by his assistant Andy Scott, who replaced Butcher in December 2007 and steered the club to the League Two championship in the 2008–09 season. Despite runs to the League Cup fourth round and the 2011 Football League Trophy Final, Scott was sacked halfway through the 2010–11 season, with Nicky Forster taking over until the end of the campaign. An overhaul of Brentford's management structure by owner Matthew Benham in the 2011 off-season saw Uwe Rösler appointed as Brentford's first overseas manager. Rösler took Brentford to the fourth round of the FA Cup and the 2013 League One Playoff Final in the 2012–13 season, before leaving in December 2013 and being replaced by former sporting director Mark Warburton, who built on Rösler's good work to secure automatic promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2013–14 season. Warburton's sole season in charge in the Championship ended in a playoff semi-final defeat to Middlesbrough.
2015–present: Promotion to the second-tier
After a second overhaul of the management structure in four years, Mark Warburton was succeeded by head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen on 1 June 2015. A tumultuous start to the 2015–16 season saw Dijkhuizen replaced after 9 matches by Development Squad manager Lee Carsley, who stabilised the club's league position before Dean Smith was appointed head coach on 30 November 2015. Smith guided Brentford to consecutive top-10 finishes in the 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18 seasons before his departure in October 2018.
|Brentford manager in the 2019–20 season.|
|*||Manager has left Brentford but is still managing in a professional league.|
|♦||Manager also played for the club.|
- As of match played 5 October 2019. Only competitive matches are counted.
|William Lewis (secretary)||England||August 1900||May 1903||92||29||16||47||31.52|||
|Dick Molyneux (secretary)||England||August 1903||March 1904||34||19||9||13||55.88|||
|William Lewis (caretaker)||England||March 1904||April 1904||5||0||1||4||0||[nb 1]|||
|Dick Molyneux (secretary)||England||April 1904||January 1906||56||20||15||21||35.71|||
|Bob Crone (caretaker) ♦||Ireland||January 1906||February 1906||6||3||1||2||50|||
|William Brown (secretary)||England||February 1906||January 1908||79||31||13||35||39.24|||
|George Parsonage (caretaker) ♦||England||January 1908||May 1908||17||8||3||6||47.06||[nb 2]|||
|Fred Halliday (secretary)||England||24 June 1908||13 November 1912||181||62||36||83||34.25|||
|Dusty Rhodes ♦||England||14 November 1912||April 1915||87||38||19||30||43.68|||
|Fred Halliday (secretary)||England||August 1915||August 1921||86||24||22||40||27.91|||
|Archie Mitchell ♦||England||August 1921||2 December 1924||155||51||35||69||32.9|||
|Fred Halliday (secretary)||England||3 December 1924||May 1926||67||22||12||33||32.84|||
|Harry Curtis (secretary)||England||May 1926||February 1949||708||306||157||245||43.28|||
|Jackie Gibbons (secretary) ♦||England||February 1949||August 1952||148||52||40||56||35.14|||
|Jimmy Bain ♦||Scotland||August 1952||January 1953||23||7||5||11||30.43|||
|Tommy Lawton ♦||England||January 1953||September 1953||31||8||9||14||25.81|||
|Fred Monk (caretaker) ♦||England||September 1953||October 1953||2||0||1||1||0|||
|Bill Dodgin, Sr.||England||October 1953||May 1957||183||65||57||61||35.52|||
|Malky MacDonald ♦||Scotland||May 1957||January 1965||386||163||95||128||42.23|||
|Tommy Cavanagh||England||January 1965||18 April 1966||60||18||15||27||30|||
|Ian Black (caretaker)||Scotland||18 April 1966||2 May 1966||3||1||1||1||33.33|||
|Billy Gray||England||2 May 1966||March 1967||42||15||12||15||35.71|||
|Jimmy Sirrel||England||March 1967||10 November 1969||137||55||32||50||40.15||[nb 3]|||
|Ron Fenton (caretaker) ♦||England||10 November 1969||December 1969||6||2||2||2||33.33|||
|Frank Blunstone||England||December 1969||11 July 1973||172||70||36||66||40.7|||
|Mike Everitt||England||16 August 1973||15 January 1975||78||23||22||33||29.49|||
|Jess Willard (caretaker)||England||15 January 1975||20 January 1975||1||0||1||0||0|||
|John Docherty ♦||Scotland||20 January 1975||7 September 1976||78||26||23||29||33.33|||
|Eddie Lyons (caretaker)||England||7 September 1976||16 September 1976||0||0||1||0||0|||
|Bill Dodgin, Jr.||England||16 September 1976||March 1980||184||73||37||74||39.67|||
|Fred Callaghan||England||March 1980||2 February 1984||203||69||57||77||33.99|||
|Frank Blunstone (caretaker)||England||2 February 1984||9 February 1984||1||0||0||1||0|||
|Frank McLintock||Scotland||9 February 1984||24 January 1987||168||60||47||61||35.71|||
|Steve Perryman ♦||England||25 January 1987||15 August 1990||193||79||48||66||40.93|||
|Phil Holder||England||24 August 1990||11 May 1993||178||78||35||65||43.82|||
|David Webb||England||17 May 1993||4 August 1997||227||91||66||70||40.09|||
|Kevin Lock (caretaker)||England||5 August 1997||12 August 1997||1||0||0||1||0|||
|Eddie May||England||12 August 1997||5 November 1997||19||5||5||9||26.32|||
|Micky Adams ♦||England||5 November 1997||1 July 1998||33||7||15||11||21.21|||
|Ron Noades||England||1 July 1998||20 November 2000||130||51||33||46||39.23||[nb 4]|||
|Ray Lewington||England||20 November 2000||7 May 2001||37||14||11||12||37.84|||
|Steve Coppell||England||8 May 2001||5 June 2002||54||27||12||15||50|||
|Wally Downes *||England||28 June 2002||14 March 2004||96||29||21||46||30.21|||
|Garry Thompson (caretaker)||England||14 March 2004||18 March 2004||1||0||1||0||0|||
|Martin Allen||England||18 March 2004||31 May 2006||124||54||36||34||43.55|||
|Leroy Rosenior||Sierra Leone||14 June 2006||18 November 2006||23||3||10||10||13.04|||
|Scott Fitzgerald ♦||Republic of Ireland||18 November 2006||10 April 2007||25||4||5||16||16||[nb 3]|||
|Barry Quin (caretaker)||England||10 April 2007||7 May 2007||4||1||0||3||25|||
|Terry Butcher||England||7 May 2007||11 December 2007||23||5||5||13||21.74|||
|Andy Scott ♦||England||11 December 2007||3 February 2011||168||68||50||50||40.48||[nb 3]|||
|Nicky Forster ♦||England||3 February 2011||7 May 2011||21||9||5||7||42.86||[nb 3]|||
|Uwe Rösler *||Germany||10 June 2011||7 December 2013||136||60||40||36||44.12|||
|Alan Kernaghan (caretaker)||Republic of Ireland||7 December 2013||9 December 2013||1||0||0||1||0|||
|Mark Warburton *||England||10 December 2013||31 May 2015||78||42||14||22||53.85|||
|Marinus Dijkhuizen (head coach)||Netherlands||1 June 2015||27 September 2015||9||2||2||5||22.22|||
|Lee Carsley (head coach)||Republic of Ireland||28 September 2015||30 November 2015||10||5||2||3||50|||
|Dean Smith (head coach) *||England||30 November 2015||10 October 2018||144||57||36||51||39.58|||
|Thomas Frank (head coach)||Denmark||16 October 2018||Present||50||18||12||20||36|||
|Also managed the club on a permanent basis.|
- As of 13 December 2018.
|Alex Graham||Scotland||1925||May 1926|||
|Tommy Cavanagh||England||1962||January 1965|||
|Jimmy Sirrel||Scotland||February 1965||March 1967|||
|Fred Callaghan||England||February 1977||May 1977|||
|Tommy Baldwin||England||1978||March 1980|||
|John Docherty||Scotland||February 1984||July 1986|||
|Steve Perryman||England||November 1986||January 1987|||
|Phil Holder||England||January 1987||24 August 1990|||
|Wilf Rostron||England||January 1991||11 May 1993|||
|Clive Walker||England||1997||November 1997|||
|Glenn Cockerill||England||November 1997||June 1998|||
|Ray Lewington||England||1998||20 November 2000||[nb 5]|||
|Terry Bullivant||England||20 November 2000||2001|||
|Wally Downes||England||2001||8 August 2002|||
|Garry Thompson||England||October 2002||20 March 2004|||
|Adrian Whitbread||England||30 March 2004||31 May 2006|||
|Paul Mortimer||England||16 June 2006||18 November 2006|||
|Alan Reeves||England||21 December 2006||10 April 2007|||
|Andy Scott||England||9 May 2007||11 December 2007|||
|Scott Marshall||Scotland||12 December 2007||10 March 2008||[nb 6]|
|Terry Bullivant||England||11 March 2008||3 February 2011|||
|Mark Warburton||England||3 February 2011||7 May 2011|||
|Alan Kernaghan||Republic of Ireland||24 February 2012||7 December 2013|||
|David Weir||Scotland||16 December 2013||31 May 2015|||
|Roy Hendriksen (assistant head coach)||Netherlands||1 June 2015||27 September 2015|||
|Paul Williams (assistant head coach)||England||28 September 2015||30 November 2015|||
|Richard O'Kelly (assistant head coach)||England||30 November 2015||11 October 2018|||
|Thomas Frank (assistant head coach)||Denmark||8 December 2016||16 October 2018|||
|Lars Friis (assistant head coach)||Denmark||16 October 2018||26 October 2018||[nb 7]|||
|Brian Riemer (assistant head coach)||Denmark||26 October 2018||Present|||
Football League Manager of the Month
|Name||Nationality||Second tier||Third tier||Fourth tier||Total||Ref|
|Micky Adams||England||—||March 1998||—||1|||
|Martin Allen||England||—||September 2004, February 2006||—||2|||
|Frank Blunstone||England||—||—||September 1971, March 1972||2|||
|Lee Carsley||Republic of Ireland||October 2015||—||—||1|||
|Steve Coppell||England||—||October 2001||—||1|||
|John Docherty||Scotland||—||—||April 1975||1|||
|Bill Dodgin, Jr.||England||—||—||March 1978||1|||
|Wally Downes||England||—||August 2002||—||1|||
|Phil Holder||England||December 1992||December 1990, November 1991, April 1992||—||4|||
|Ron Noades||England||—||—||August 1998||1|||
|Steve Perryman||England||—||January 1989||—||1|||
|Uwe Rösler||Germany||—||November 2013||—||1|||
|Andy Scott||England||—||October 2010||April 2009||2|||
|Mark Warburton||England||November 2014||December 2013||—||2|||
|David Webb||England||—||January 1995, August 1996||—||2|||
- League Managers Association Performance of the Week:
- London Manager of the Year: Mark Warburton (2014)
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- Served as player-manager.
- Initially as caretaker manager.
- Also served as chairman between June 1998 and March 2003.
- Lewington led a three-man coaching team, which also included Terry Bullivant and Brian Sparrow.
- Marshall assisted Andy Scott while continuing in his role as youth team manager.
- Friis assisted Thomas Frank while continuing in his role as Personal Development Coach.
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- Martin Allen management career statistics at Soccerbase
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