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Thomas Frank: “We are like a family”

10 February 2017

New Assistant Head Coach enjoys first two months at Griffin Park

Joint Assistant Head Coach, Thomas Frank, looked back on his first two months in the job enthused by the task ahead and described the move by the Club to offer Head Coach Dean Smith and his fellow assistant Richard O’Kelly new contracts as “great news” in his first Bees PlayerHD interview.

The former Brøndby IF Head Coach arrived at Griffin Park in December last year after a process that included both Smith and O’Kelly on the interview panel, as they sought an extra member of the coaching staff for the First Team.

“I think it’s a brilliant club,” said Thomas. “I really like many aspects. We’re one of the smallest clubs in the Championship but I feel we have some big strengths. We are like a family; everybody takes cares of each other, wants this club to progress, and develop. I think we have really good staff that want to develop, move forward, be enthusiastic, so I really like we think a little bit different to some of the bigger clubs. And we have to do to survive, progress and improve.”

The 42-year-old Dane, a UEFA Pro Licence holder, has taken a path to England rather than continue in his home country.

“It’s the culture of football I really like,” said Thomas. “I think Brentford is very interesting Club; they have a project to do different things, involve a lot of specialists in the staff and I like that. Maybe we can find our path to the top and develop.”

And despite the sale of top goalscorer Scott Hogan completed last month, he is excited about the rest of the campaign.

“I think we have done well the last couple of games,” said Thomas. “The rest of the lads have performed very well and scored six goals in two games, created chances, and had a good team performance.”

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