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I am not trying to create rumours or panic scenarios here. However I was wondering what the next couple of years hold with regard to our Head Coach. He is to my mind one of the best I have witnessed at Brentford along with Steve Coppell and Malcolm McDonald. He obviously loves the club, is highly respected by the team and the high standard of football has not gone unnoticed by other clubs.
Might he be a prime target for clubs in the Premier League this season, as happened with Dean Smith ? Thomas always comes across as both articulate and full of enthusiasm when interviewed but I am sure the play-off will have been a bitter set back for him ; would he be tempted to move on if say we fall away this season? I sincerely hope not but as the saying goes “nothing lasts forever”.
 

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I wonder how well regarded Brain Riemer is?
 

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This was the "other" question I had lined up for the TF Zoom session during lockdown, but didn't get a chance to ask:
Ultimately, when he moves on from us, would he prefer to manage a "top" club side or the Danish national team......??
 

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I wonder how well regarded Brain Riemer is?
Would imagine that if Frank ever goes, Riemer would go with him.

Not to say Riemer might not be poached on his own though, his record as a defensive coach with us and FCK is excellent.
 

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Would imagine that if Frank ever goes, Riemer would go with him.

Not to say Riemer might not be poached on his own though, his record as a defensive coach with us and FCK is excellent.
He wont go mid-season. Not his style. Dont panic!
 

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I imagine our DoFs already have names in the frame to cover this eventuality. Probably for the next coach-but-one as well.
 

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I am not trying to create rumours or panic scenarios here. However I was wondering what the next couple of years hold with regard to our Head Coach. He is to my mind one of the best I have witnessed at Brentford along with Steve Coppell and Malcolm McDonald. He obviously loves the club, is highly respected by the team and the high standard of football has not gone unnoticed by other clubs.
Might he be a prime target for clubs in the Premier League this season, as happened with Dean Smith ? Thomas always comes across as both articulate and full of enthusiasm when interviewed but I am sure the play-off will have been a bitter set back for him ; would he be tempted to move on if say we fall away this season? I sincerely hope not but as the saying goes “nothing lasts forever”.
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Premier league rarely give jobs to Championship coaches. Most have to take their teams up to manage at that level. Be very surprised if he was headhunted by anyone in this country.
 

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Think he will need to show he can turn games around from losing positions - it's one of his weakest areas.. hopefully this season we will claw back points where we would normally lose them.

Reckon he would be a likely target for a lower Premier League club then, although if he did learn that we would probably have been promoted!
 

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This was the "other" question I had lined up for the TF Zoom session during lockdown, but didn't get a chance to ask:
Ultimately, when he moves on from us, would he prefer to manage a "top" club side or the Danish national team......??
If he does leave for a top club side it will probably be one in Denmark.
 

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I am not trying to create rumours or panic scenarios here. However I was wondering what the next couple of years hold with regard to our Head Coach. He is to my mind one of the best I have witnessed at Brentford along with Steve Coppell and Malcolm McDonald. He obviously loves the club, is highly respected by the team and the high standard of football has not gone unnoticed by other clubs.
Might he be a prime target for clubs in the Premier League this season, as happened with Dean Smith ? Thomas always comes across as both articulate and full of enthusiasm when interviewed but I am sure the play-off will have been a bitter set back for him ; would he be tempted to move on if say we fall away this season? I sincerely hope not but as the saying goes “nothing lasts forever”.
I think the club will have considered this possibility and planned for it. It is I think least likely to happen if we fall away and most likely if we do very well. But if we do very well this time next year he will he a PL manager. He’s also not going to be under any illusions about the part played in his success by the rest of our set up. So I can’t see him angling for a move.
The question might be to ask him what his dream job (other than the current one) might be. Would Smith have gone to Derby when he left, or was Villa just impossible to turn down as a once in a lifetime chance for a fan? Is getting half a season at Watford going to tempt Frank? I think he’s probably aware he has one of the best jobs going and one which he’s some way off outgrowing.
 

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