The former boss left the club after refusing to work in Matthew Benham's new structure and after an intensive search, the Dutchman was named as the club's head coach.
The move was met with scepticism, given Warburton's record with the club but Dijkhuizen is unmoved by stepping into the big shoes left by his predecessor.
He said: “No. I don’t think like that. There is a good base for me to build on. They play already good football.
Is Marinus Dijkhuizen the right man to lead Brentford?
500+ VOTES SO FAR
“They were playing good football to get to fifth in the league. It’s the most difficult to start, it’s a good base to play.
“He has done a great job over here in the last couple of years. I respect that. Now, we can build on that base.”
Dijkhuizen is intrigued by the setup at Brentford and is keen to use the models that made Benham's other club FC Midtjylland a success in Denmark.
He added: “Yes, of course, we talked a lot about it, which makes the story interesting for me. A part of modern football is to use all kind of stuff to get better.
“I do it myself, to get feedback from myself. Yes, it’s good stuff. For me, it’s good. I am fully behind that policy.”