Brentford have announced that manager Thomas Frank has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club till 2027.
The Danish manager had signed on the dotted lines earlier this year in January agreeing on a then three-year deal, but the club have reaffirmed their stance on Frank with a fresh contract.
Frank was appointed by the London side in October 2018 and led the club to promotion in the Premier League last season ending their long 74-year wait to play in the top echelons of English football.
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The 49-year-old took over from Dean Smith stepping up from his then assistant manager role.
After signing the new contract, Frank gave an exclusive interview with Sky Sports saying he feels privileged to be a part of the cub and they can progress a lot more. “I feel very privileged to be able to stay here for a long time.”
Frank continued, “Of course, in football, you never know about tomorrow; 2027 is just a number, so three days later, maybe I’m out of here! No, it’s a privilege because it’s not certain you will just get offered a new contract at the club you’re working at.”
The manager also feels that despite recent success there is unfinished business, “I’m so pleased and I said earlier this year that I still feel, deep inside me, there is a lot of unfinished business here at Brentford, even though we’ve been extremely successful, all of us together, in the last years with some fantastic milestones: the new stadium, promotion, attacking the first season in the Premier League and now we are in a fine position in the league so far.”
“I work in a place where there is an unbelievable alignment from top to bottom and everybody’s on the same page, everybody wants to attack, everyone wants to be better and that culture and environment inspires mate me and I’m pleased to be part of that.”
Brentford finished 13th last season and currently sit tenth in the standings. Despite the heavy 5-1 and 4-0 losses to Newcastle United and Aston respectively, the London side beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad just before the World Cup.
The Bees restart their Premier League campaign on Boxing Day as they host Tottenham Hotspur who are fourth in the table.
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