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Brentford appoint new manager

Brentford have appointed bookies favourite Thomas Frank as their new head coach who replaces Dean Smith after he left for Aston Villa.

Frank has been promoted from his position as assistant head coach and will be in charge for his first game this weekend when the Bees face Bristol City at home.

He has also spent five years working with Denmark’s U16, U17 and U19 sides, and then managed Brondby in 2013, leading them to fourth and third finishes in his two full seasons at the club before leaving in March 2016.

Speaking on to the club website, Brentford co-sporting director Phil Giles said: “Ras and I have used Dean’s departure as a chance to pause and review what we need to add to the coaching staff to keep moving forward. We feel the Club is in a good place and we don’t think it is time for big changes. Promoting Thomas to Head Coach ensures that we can keep building on the foundations that are already in place and working.”

Rasmus, co-director of football added: “Thomas knows the Club’s strategy inside out and he is both respected and supported by players and staff at the Training Ground. He has played a major role in the development of our style of play over the past couple of years and we believe he is ready for the job as Head Coach.”

Brentford currently sit 7th, just one point below the playoff places, after picking up four wins and two defeats in their 12 league games.


The news came as much delight to Bees fan who preferred to have him instead of anyone else, however many fans of other clubs didn’t have a clue who he was – check out those tweets on the next page.


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