Terry Butcher left Brentford Football Club by mutual consent this week after just seven months as manager and just days after the club announced plans to build a massive new stadium.

A run of poor results including a 7-0 defeat at Peterborough left the club only four points above the relegation zone in League two. The Bees won just five out of 23 games under Butcher's reign.

After last weekend's defeat to Grimsby the former England captain described the team's results as "immensely frustrating".

Last Friday, the club announced they had an option to buy a site on Lionel Road in Brentford to build a 20,000 seater stadium to host football, rugby and concerts.

At the last game against Grimsby attendance at the club's current home, Griffin Park, was 3,999.

Butcher's assistant Andy Scott will take charge as caretaker manager for this Saturday's match against Wrexham.

Butcher, 48, became Brentford manager in April 2007, replacing Scott Fitzgerald. He was the fourth manager in 18 months to take charge at Griffin Park.

Brentford's Chairman Greg Dyke said: "Terry could not have worked harder for this club and it is therefore a great shame to see him go.

"He's a decent, honest, likeable bloke and for men and women of my generation he is still a footballing hero. He goes with my very best wishes for the future."

Yesterday, the Brentford Independent Association of Supporters (BIAS) had called for Butcher's departure.

Phil Marchant of BIAS said: "Under Terry and Andy, Brentford have had a disastrous season to date.

"We are four points and four places from the relegation zone.

"We have picked up the equivalent of one point a game, while scoring on average less than a goal a game.

"Our home record is woeful."