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Aston Villa considering move for Thomas Frank

Aston Villa are considering a move to appoint Thomas Frank as Dean Smith’s successor at Villa Park.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a report by The Telegraph, who claim that Villa’s Sporting Director Johan Lange is known to be a big admirer of the Brentford boss, with the 48-year-old potentially being one of the names on Aston Villa’s shortlist to replace the recently sacked Smith.

It would be somewhat of an audacious move considering the two clubs are, of course, Premier League rivals.

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Frank could be perfect for Villa

Considering the incredibly impressive job Frank has done at Brentford during his three-year spell in charge of the Bees, it would certainly appear as if Villa’s owners could do a lot worse than making a move for the former Denmark youth team coach.

Indeed, after serving as Dean Smith’s number two at Griffin Park for the best part of two years, the 48-year-old was appointed as the club’s new first-team coach upon Smith’s move to Villa, and guided Brentford to a solid 11th place finish in the Championship during his first season at the helm.

However, it was during the Bees’ 2019/20 campaign in which Frank really started to make his mark, picking up a whopping 81 points in the regular season and securing a highly unexpected third-place finish, before narrowly losing to Fulham in the play-off final.

The Dane went one further in 2020/21, once again securing a third-place finish in the Championship, but this time seeing off both Bournemouth and Swansea City in the play-offs to seal Brentford’s first-ever promotion to the Premier League.

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And, while many may have predicted that the Bees would be the division’s whipping boys this term, Frank has once again proven his doubters wrong, with Brentford having already defeated the likes of Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United, as well as securing a highly impressive 3-3 draw with Liverpool, in the league this season – with the club currently sitting relatively pretty in 14th place.

As such, considering the fact that Frank achieved all this while making a profit of £46.95m in transfer fees over the course of the last three seasons, as well as receiving praise from the likes of Jurgen Klopp for his “incredible” style of football, the 48-year-old would very much appear to be something of a perfect replacement for Dean Smith once again, but this time at Villa.

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