Brentford FC Assistant Head Coach Brian Riemer has signed a new long-term contract. It was announced last week that Head Coach Thomas Frank had signed on until 2023. Brian, Thomas’ assistant, has now followed suit and signed a new deal that will also run to 2023.
Brian, 41, joined The Bees from FC Copenhagen in October 2018, a few days after Thomas Frank took on the Head Coach role. He had been in charge of the Under-19 side at Copenhagen since the summer of 2015. He spent the three years before that as Assistant Manager at the club, having worked in the youth department since 2008. He had previously worked in the same youth development position at Hvidovre IF.
Phil Giles said: "Brian has been here for a little over a year and has done a fantastic job in that time. He is straightforward and honest, and he is very respected among both players, staff and senior management. I am pleased that he has committed his future to Brentford by signing a new long-term contract, and we look forward to continue to benefit from his expertise both as a person and as a coach."
Thomas Frank said: "I’m really pleased that Brian has extended his contract. He has done a very good job over his 15 months at the Club. Every member of staff here is doing superb work, not only in their own jobs but in supporting me in doing mine. That is why we are in such a good place as a Club. Brian plays a big part in that. It is also no secret that we have improved the defensive aspect of our game this season and Brian deserves a lot of credit for that as he has the responsibility for that part of our game."
While Assistant Manager at Copenhagen, Brian worked alongside Ariël Jacobs and then former Norway boss Ståle Solbakken. Copenhagen won the Danish title in the 2012/13 under Jacobs, Brian’s first season in the role. They finished second in his two other seasons in the position and Brian was also involved as they played in the UEFA Champions League in 2013/14.