Brentford boss ‘under consideration’ for the Aston Villa job

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Latest Brentford news on Friday

Brentford’s Thomas Frank is a potential candidate for the Aston Villa job. The Midlands outfit are in the hunt for a new manager after sacking Steven Gerrard following their slow start to the season.

According to reporter Gregg Evans (see tweet below), the Bees’ boss is ‘under consideration’ for the hotseat at Villa Park as the fellow Premier League side weigh up their options. They are currently 17th in the table and are above the relegation zone on goal difference.

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A more recent update by The Athletic suggests that the hierarchy at the Gtech Community Stadium are ‘optimistic’ of keeping hold of their popular head coach. Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim is the latest name to emerge as a contender for the Villa vacancy.

Brentford ace

Brentford handed Frank the number one job back in 2018 after he was Dean Smith’s number two. He guided the London club to the Championship play-off final in his first full campaign at the helm but they were denied promotion after losing to Fulham at Wembley.

However, the Bees were promoted a year later after beating Swansea City 2-0 at the national stadium to book their place in the top flight. They have since caught the eye and finished in a respectable 14th place in their first season.

Prior to his move to England, the Danish coach previously worked with the Denmark international set-up and then spent three years in charge of Brøndby IF. Frank has a BA in Physical Education from the Copenhagen Institute of Sports Medicine and studied Sport psychology at the same institution.

He is under contract at Brentford until 2025 and his side will be hoping that they can keep hold of him amid interest from Aston Villa. The two clubs play eachother this weekend.

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