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Flemming Pedersen named Head of Football Philosophy and Player Development

22 June 2015

Experienced Danish coach joins Brentford back room team

Brentford FC have appointed experienced coach Flemming Pedersen as their new Head of Football Philosophy and Player Development.

The 52-year-old will take up his post on 1 July and will work as part of the Club’s First Team coaching staff led by Head Coach Marinus Dijkhuizen.

Flemming will also be responsible for setting out Brentford’s football philosophy and structuring individual development plans for players.

Rasmus Ankersen, Co-Director of Football at Brentford FC, said: “Flemming has a lot of experience of developing and implementing a football philosophy.

“I admire his passion and his open-mindedness, and I am sure the players will benefit tremendously from his expertise and experience."

Flemming said: “My new role at Brentford suits me perfectly.

“I am committed to working in the long term interest of the Club, and I am really looking forward to dedicating all my time to this amazing Football Club and its exciting vision for the future.”

Flemming started coaching in his native Denmark when he was 18 and worked in youth development for more than ten years.

He was in the position of Head Coach at FC Helsingør, in the Danish third tier, before he turned 30.

Flemming worked at FC Copenhagen and spent eight years at FC Nordsjælland, taking over as First Team Coach in 2011.

He then moved to German side 1. FSV Mainz 05 in 2014 when Kasper Hjulmand, who he had worked with at FC Nordsjælland, moved to the Bundesliga side.

Flemming left Mainz earlier in 2015 and will start at Griffin Park next week.

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