Brentford boss Thomas Frank responds to Man Utd and Arsenal links

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Thomas Frank has been impressive as Brentford manager (Picture: Getty Images)

Thomas Frank admits it is ‘very nice’ to be linked with the manager’s job at both Manchester United and Arsenal, but says he is ‘insanely happy’ in his current role at Brentford.

The 47-year-old has been impressive as Bees boss, taking over in October 2018 when Dean Smith left for Aston Villa and securing promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history.

Brentford have made an excellent start to their first campaign in the Premier League, currently sitting seventh in the table, picking up wins over Arsenal, West Ham and Wolves already.

So impressive has he been that he has been talked up as a possible replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford or Mikel Arteta at the Emirates, were they to lose their jobs.

The Dane says he is aware of the rumours, and is flattered by them, but is in no rush to leave Brentford where he is loving life at the moment,

‘So, I understand that well, but… Arsenal and United. Wasn’t that how it was? I think I read that at some point,’ Frank told Danish publication Bold.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mikel Arteta are constantly under pressure as Man Utd and Arsenal managers (Picture: Getty Images)

‘It’s very nice, but one thing is rumours, and the other is if they really wanted to contact me. Then we have to take it from there.

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‘I have a contact until 2023. I’m insanely happy at Brentford. It’s club that means a lot to me and where I have had great times.

‘I enjoy working with our director of football, owners, players, staff and fans.

‘It’s the club who must come to me, but now we must see what the future brings. I know we have a mutual respect and a good relationship with each other on that.’

Either club would be an enormous step up for Frank, who has only managed Brentford and Danish side Brondby at senior level in the past.

The Bees host league-leaders Chelsea on Saturday and Frank could further cement his credentials as someone who could manage at a higher level.


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