Brentford are set to appoint assistant coach Thomas Frank as their new manager on Tuesday evening, according to reports Danish news outlet BT.
The 45-year-old has experience in management after his time at Danish side Brondby, and arrived at Griffin Park as Dean Smith’s assistant back in 2016.
Smith and his other assistant coach Richard O’Kelly departed the London club last week for Aston Villa, and Frank is believed to have impressed the Bees’ board ahead of his imminent appointment.
Sky Sports’ news editor Lyall Thomas said: “Frank is a strong candidate – he is well-liked in the club, knows the structure and is a popular figure in the changing room”.
The Bees sit 7th in the Championship table and prepare to host promotion rivals Bristol City this Saturday afternoon.
Frank could prove to be a smart appointment by Brentford – he will know the players inside out, there would be no reason to change their attractive playing style, and it’ll be just like normal despite Smith’s departure.
Sure, an experienced manager may come in and change the way you play in order to get results, but Brentford are built on attractive, passing football and it has worked for a few seasons now.