Brentford are in talks with Excelsior manager Marinus Dijkhuizen and he is the frontrunner to take over from Mark Warburton.

The Dutchman is the front runner to replace the departed Bees boss, who didn't want to work under the new conditions imposed by owner Matthew Benham.

The manager has confirmed he is going to have talks with an unnamed club but it is believed to be Brentford.

Dijkhuizen said: “That's not to say I'm leaving, only that there is interest in me. I can not tell you more right now. This week, I'm going for talks with that club and then we'll see.”

Excelsior CEO Ferry de Haan has confirmed that the Dutch club are looking for a replacement.

He told Voetbal International: “We're trying to think about a replacement, yes. We expect in the short term more clarity.”

Brentford have been linked with Martin Jol and, staggeringly, Jurgen Klopp but owner Matthew Benham has denied both of these rumours.

Brentford have already named Rasmus Ankersen and Phil Giles as their co-directors of football.