Butcher appointed new boss of Brentford

TERRY Butcher has been appointed manager of Brentford.The former Ipswich Town defender and England captain will take charge from Monday, May 7, with the London-based club already relegated to League Two.

By Elvin King

TERRY Butcher has been appointed manager of Brentford.

The former Ipswich Town defender and England captain will take charge from Monday, May 7, with the London-based club already relegated to League Two.

Butcher's previous managerial experiences have been at Coventry and Sunderland as well as Motherwell in Scotland and Sydney in Australia.


You may also want to watch:


“I am thrilled and delighted,” said Butcher. “I was very impressed by the Brentford board and chairman, and the plans they have for the future.

“I am aware of everybody's desire to bounce back into League One and I want to start that process as soon as possible. I am looking forward to the challenge.”

Most Read

Brentford chairman Greg Dyke said: “We are delighted to have obtained the services of Terry Butcher. His record as a player is second to none, and stands as an inspiration to others.”

Butcher will be at Griffin Park on Saturday to watch Brentford play their final home game of the season against Port Vale.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter