'A very good coach' - Ex-Manchester United star touts Premier League boss for 'top' job

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A former Manchester United player has backed a Premier League coach for a ‘top’ job in the future.

Former Manchester United defender Steve Bruce has lent some heavy praise to Brentford head coach Thomas Frank - he backed the Bees manager to take on a ‘top job’ in the future.

Bruce described Frank as a ‘huge personality’ and claimed that ‘everyone likes him’. Additionally, he also pointed out that Brentford are a ‘well run club’, believing that Frank deserves some credit for this. The German is thought to be on United’s ‘radar’ at the moment - with Erik Ten Hag’s position looking shakier than ever, he could prove to be a fantastic replacement.

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Frank joined Brentford in 2018, making him one of the longest-serving managers currently in the Premier League. He guided the Bees to promotion from the Championship and has been able to maintain their top flight status ever since - his first season in the Premier League saw him nominated for the manager of the season award.

Bruce played for United between the years of 1987 and 1996, making 309 league appearances and scoring 36 goals. In the aftermath of his time as a player, he forged an admirable career in football management, leading clubs such as Hull City, Newcastle United and Aston Villa.

What did Steve Bruce say about Brentford head coach Thomas Frank?

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Bruce said: “Brentford have been going along nice and quietly for a few years now. They are a well run club, recruitment and selling ability is incredible.

“The ability to keep Brentford in the Premier League is what keeps Thomas Frank at the forefront of conversations and in the frame of most jobs that come up. Everyone likes him, a huge personality it seems, and a very good coach. Whether he will ever get the chance at one of the top jobs I don’t know, but you wish him all the best with it.”