Brentford boss Thomas Frank has penned a new long-term contract with the Bees after their successful start to the season, tying him to the club until 2027,
Frank took charge in 2018, with Brentford in midtable in the Championship, and has masterminded their ascent to the Premier League for the first time in 90 years, which began with a historic 2-0 win over Arsenal to begin the 2021/22 campaign.
They ended it 13th, well safe of the drop zone, and have looked to push on this season, with Frank’s side currently 10th and just three points behind 6th placed Liverpool ahead of the Premier League restart.
They also pulled off a memorable win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium before the World Cup break began courtesy of two goals from Ivan Toney and an excellent tactical plan.
Speaking to the official Brentford site, Frank thanked the fans for their support and vowed to continue to ‘attack’ the English top flight in the years to come.
“Being a head coach at a club is like a relationship; there are highs and lows. I have been here six years in total, which is a long time in modern football, and I’d like to say thank you to the fans for the support you give us – the players, the staff, everyone involved with the club.”
“The warmth, support and kindness every time I meet a Bees fan has been amazing and it gives me extra energy to continue the work going forward.
“We attacked the Premier League in the first season and we’re attacking it in our second season. I’m looking forward to hopefully continuing our progress and creating more magic moments together.”
The Bees director of football Phil Giles added:
I’m sure I speak for everyone at Brentford when I say that I am very pleased that we have agreed this new contract with Thomas. It is well deserved following some excellent results and performances in the last 18 months.
“Thomas has a detailed knowledge of the game, but just as importantly is able to inspire the players and build strong relationships with our staff.
“He has proven himself to be a Premier League-level head coach but retains an open-mindedness to keep learning and improving himself.