Brentford boss Thomas Frank will be at the club for the next 'three years' at least if he has his way.

Following their 1-0 away at Middlesbrough on Saturday, backing up a solid season opening performance against Birmingham, albeit in defeat, the Brentford manager has already been earmarked by a number of 'bigger' clubs as a potential candidate should they look for a new charge.

Taking the reins from Dean Smith half way through last season, the Dane has established himself as a very competent Championship manager.

With Brentford scheduled to move into their new home for the start of the 2020/21 season, Frank is committed to give their current home, Griffin Park the perfect send off.

“I would say I’m so committed to Brentford this season,” said Frank.

“You know, the last season at Griffin Park, going into a new stadium, everything is so interesting so I would say ‘Sorry, call me in three years’ time.’

“I’ve just been to visit the new ground and it’s looking amazing.

“ In football, it’s very very difficult to find places like Brentford – the unique togetherness, the top strategy that we have and a clear plan, and calmness.

"You don’t find that in a lot of places.

“I would say I’m very pleased and very humble to be here and I can only see myself being here.”

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Frank was speaking after his side registered their first win of the season thanks to Ollie Watkins second half strike at The Riverside.

The 23-year-old who signed a contraxct extension with the West London club keeping at the Bees until 2023, tapped in on 54minutes after some fine work from Canos down the right before squaring for a simple tap in.

Having lost last season's top scorer Neal Maupay to Brighton in the summer, and with no out-and-out striker signing for the club, Frank has used Watkins in a more advanced role alongside Emiliano Marcondes and Canos.

Brentford face Cambridge United in the Football League Cup on Tuesday before welcoming Hull City on Saturday.