June 22, 2024

The camera operator asks him to say a few words to ensure his microphone is working correctly.

Soon we need some sun so we can go out to a nice pub, sit in the garden and have a nice cold pint, he says. You can always count on the Dane to raise the mood, especially when things are going well.

Last weekend, he celebrated his side’s 5-1 win at Luton – the Bees’ biggest Premier League win to date – with a flying visit to Madrid for El Clasico.

Straight after this interview, he heads to a very important game of padel on the other side of the west London side’s complex.

It all feeds in to the idea of staying calm, something he often reiterates the importance of. There is no doubt that his patience and inner tranquillity will have been tested on countless occasions this season, though.

Brentford are unbeaten in five games now, with what Frank calls “a statement win” against the Hatters at Kenilworth Road moving them 10 points clear of the relegation zone and all but assured of a fourth straight season in the top flight.

But when they lost 14 of 18 league games between November 12 and March 16, things did not look quite so rosy, despite the fact they never once dropped below 16th.

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