BEES boss Thomas Frank has admitted that he feels "privileged" to sign a new deal at the club.

Brentford announced that the Danish manager and his assistant Brian Riemer were given new deals lasting until 2025.

The 48-year-old, who was previously assistant head coach under Dean Smith, took charge of the Bees in October 2018.

He subsequently oversaw promotion last season via the Championship play-offs and the Bees are currently 14th in the Premier League table.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Brentford manager Thomas Frank has signed a new contract running to 2025Brentford manager Thomas Frank has signed a new contract running to 2025

Frank said in a video message on Brentford’s official Twitter feed: “I feel privileged that I have the chance and opportunity to continue this fantastic journey.

“I’ve been here for five years and it has been a privilege and enjoyment every single day to work with this group of players and a fantastic staff, and also with the fantastic fans.

“We created a lot of Brentford history. I’m looking forward to doing my very best every single day to try to create some new history with all the fantastic people at the club.”

After spells coaching Denmark at various youth levels and then Brondby, Frank was brought in at Brentford as Smith’s assistant in December 2018.

He was appointed as boss when Smith left to join Aston Villa, and Brentford went on to finish 11th in the second tier in 2018-19.

They came third the following season, only to lose to Fulham in the play-off final, before finishing third again in 2020-21 and beating Swansea 2-0 at Wembley to see them back in the top-flight for the first time since 1947. Frank also last term guided Brentford to the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

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