Thomas Frank was in doubt. Had a very hard time to make the decision back in 2016, as he stood with two concrete offers in hand.
After a longer break on top of the dramatic farewell at the oval, where he had slammed with the door, should trænerkarrieren in time again.
Should he choose the safe option in the premier League, where Jutland was ready with a contract or take the plunge abroad.
- I would like to be a head coach again. And long had my dream been to go abroad.
- When I had to decide me, I got an offer from a league club and an offer to become the assistant in Brentford. I took a chance in the Brentford because it is a club with a good management team and a clear strategy, explains Thomas Frank.
According to Ekstra information, it was south Jutland, who stood ready in the wings to offer Thomas Frank the job as head coach of the club for Jacob Michelsen, who at that time was to Hammarby. Very symptomatic it was actually Thomas Frank's assistant from the time in Brøndby, denmark, Claus Nørgaard, who got the job as head coach in south Jutland.
today, nobody can be in doubt that Thomas Frank chose correctly when he took the big leap to the Championship club.
He was promoted from assistant to head coach since Dean Smith in October 2018 switched to Aston Villa.
And now he has in more than two years, developed the team and brought them to the top. Right now they are on the eve of the Premier League, where only Tuesday's finale against Fulham is the obstacle.
Thomas Frank talk with the star Said Benrahma, who has played a big role in the hunt for the Premier League. Photo: Mark D Fuller, Ritzau Scanpix
Thomas Frank has had great success and praised to the skies in the English media for his style of play. But it is only a little over four years ago, he had a violent parting with the oval. Owner Jan Bech Andersen directed a sharp and personal attack against him in the so-called Oscar-gate.
On the club's fanforum, the South side Line, had Jan Bech Andersen written op-ed in the name of the son, Oscar. Here was Thomas Frank has been highly criticized for the results, the wretched of the procurement and the lack of playing time to one of the troupe's most expensive players, Johan Elmander.
In his critique of Thomas Frank and the team he will play for Per Rud wrote Jan Bech Andersen, among other things:
”That Aldo Petersen is single-handedly employed a coach who had never coached a senior team and at the same time an every man (Per Rud, red) from a club there has been performing since the 70's are the greatest stupidity committed – and the gods must know it has cost me a rocket”
today, Thomas Frank only have a wry smile to spare for the comments.
Frank on danes
Thomas Frank has four players and one assistant, which has been a big part of the success in Brentford. Here cheftræneren words in their performance of the season:
It has been a very tremendously high bottom level we have seen from his side. He is one of the team leaders. With us, he has a slightly different role than in Denmark and on the national team, where he was windy on the edge. With us, he is more stabilizing in bagkæden, and defensively he has been very strong.
He was the piece we were missing in the puzzle. He has performed at a unique, high level throughout the season. He is to make the team complete and get it all to go up in a higher unity.
He came from a stay with the injury in Celta Vigo. As the season has progressed, he has gained greater importance. He performs at a high level, is an extremely skilled presspiller and his performance in the 3-1 victory over Swansea was his best for us. The approach to Ollie Watkins 1-0 goal was pure world class.
there Is one that deserves success, then it is him. After all the adversity he has had with injuries. After the two major injuries he has had, but he with to find the rhythm. He got it in the fall in the FCM. Here in the spring, he's been better and after coronapusen, he is one of our most formstærke players.
He has the responsibility for the defensive set pieces, and the task he has resolved perfectly. Brentford has always scored many goals, but have worn to get a handle on the defensive. It happened with brian's arrival. He has created a defensive structure and on the way changed things. Now we stand up for us as a team. No turning back to, when we need to defend ourselves.
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