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Thomas Frank

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Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
  • Status
  • Joined Club
    16 October 2018
  • Age
    49 years 236 days
  • Date of Birth
  • Premier League Seasons
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Arsenal (h),
    13 August 2021, Won 2 - 0

Manager Bio

Thomas Frank is the head coach of Brentford and the first person to lead the Bees into a top-flight season since 1946/47.

The Danish coach worked his way up through the system in his home country, managing youth teams for more than a decade, including spells at national level.

Frank's first senior position in football came with Danish Superliga side Brondby IF in June 2013, finishing fourth and third in two full seasons in charge before departing the club in March 2016.

Brentford appointed Frank as assistant head coach in December 2016, working under Dean Smith, before the latter joined Aston Villa in October 2018.

Frank was promoted to head coach shortly after Smith's departure, guiding the Bees to an 11th-place finish at the end of the season.

In his first full campaign in charge of the Championship club, Frank led Brentford to third but suffered heartache, losing the 2019/20 play-off final to Fulham.

However, they were not to be denied a year later, when after finishing third again, they overcame Swansea City in the play-off final, becoming the 50th club to compete in the Premier League.

Once reaching the top flight, it was a debut campaign to remember for Frank as he masterminded a 13th placed finish that included a 2-0 win against Arsenal, a 3-3 draw against Liverpool and a 4-1 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Danish manager was also nominated for the Barclays Manager of the Season award.

His following season was even more impressive as the Bees finished ninth in the table, and claimed some huge results such as a 4-0 win against Manchester United, 3-1 against Liverpool and the league double over Manchester City.

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