Brentford Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Leroy Rosenior as its new football manager.
Leroy (pictured), who joins the Bees from Shrewsbury Town, where he was first team coach, replaces Martin Allen, who resigned from the club two weeks ago.
London-born Leroy enjoyed a prolific goalscoring record at Fulham, QPR, West Ham and Bristol City including international honours for England at Under-21 level and full international status with Sierra Leone in the African Nations Cup.
He guided Torquay to promotion to League 1 in 2004 and has also coached at Bristol City, Gloucester City and Merthyr Tydfil.
His son, Liam, plays full back for Fulham FC.
Leroy said "I am delighted to be coming to Brentford - a Club that I know well, being a London boy. People here are determined to be successful and I am really looking forward to working with everyone so that we can all pull together to achieve our objectives.
"This Club has gone through some big changes in recent months with the new board taking over and after coming so close to gaining promotion in recent seasons, I am determined to help them make the jump to the Championship."
Brentford Chairman, Greg Dyke, said:
" We started our search for a new manager with a long list of possibles, interviewed a number of them and were unanimous in choosing Leroy Rosenior as the right man to lead Brentford into the future. We were impressed by his knowledge of the game, his enthusiasm for attractive football and his overall attitude.
"We were keen to appoint another young manager on his way up in the game and that is exactly what we have found.
"We asked a number of experienced people in football about Leroy and got nothing back but praise for a bright, young manager.
"With pre-season training only a few weeks away we were keen to appoint a replacement for Martin Allen quickly and are delighted that we have found such a high calibre manager."