Brentford chairman Greg Dyke has admitted the decision to part company with manager Terry Butcher was made all the harder as he still sees the former England captain as "a footballing hero".

The 48-year-old left the Coca-Cola League Two strugglers by mutual consent on Tuesday morning after a poor start to the season, but Dyke admitted that Butcher´s exploits as a player made the decision to dispense with his services harder to take.

Dyke said: "Terry could not have worked harder for this club and it is therefore a great shame for me to see him go. He´s a decent, honest and likeable bloke. For men and women of my generation he is still a footballing hero."

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