New coach Thomas Frank will act as a bridge for players being promoted from Brentford's B team to the first team.
So says Bees' director of football and fellow Dane Rasmus Ankersen, who was part of the team which appointed former Brondby head coach Franks last week.
Franks has been brought in as a second assistant manager for Dean Smith, working alongside Richard O'Kelly, but will also be heavily involved with the B team.
But rather than seeing Kevin O'Connor, who stepped up as B team chief when Flemming Pedersen left last month, demoted, Frank's responsibilities will straddle both teams.
Ankersen said: “Back when we appointed Dean and Richard the original idea was to have three coaches around the first team – Dean and Richard, and one who would represent the club.
“You don't want to make yourself too vulnerable. If Dean and Richard get head-hunted somewhere else you want stability and continuity, and someone to carry on the philosophy that the club is built on.
“Thomas is a great coach and a really nice guy, and we've been through a pretty long process to come to the decision to bring him in. He has a lot of experience as a head coach, but also working with young players – he was a national youth team coach with Denmark.
“One of jobs he will have at Brentford is to look after the players between the B team and the first team and make sure there is a pathway for them and take care of their development. We are quite pleased we were successful getting him on board.”
Frank's arrival following Pedersen's departure takes the number of Danes at the club back up to six, including Ankersen plus first team players Andreas Bjelland and Lasse Vibe, and B team youngsters Lukas Talbro and Justin Shaibu.
With club owner Matthew Benham having also invested in Superliga side FC Midtylland, it is unclear exactly what his attraction to Danish football is, but Ankersen hopes it will work to Brentford's benefit.
He added: “Maybe Matthew is better talking about that himself, but I think he feels the Danish game and Danish coaches are tactically quite good. I don't know if there's something specific, but we don't recruit because of nationality, we recruit because of quality.
“Sometimes relationships and links with specific places allow you to buy players it wouldn't have been possible to buy before. Bjelland had offers from bigger clubs and could've made more money elsewhere, but the fact that there was a Danish link here gave him confidence in the project.”
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