Thomas Frank insists only something special would tempt him away from Brentford

Thomas Frank insists it will take “something crazy special” to tempt him away from Brentford amid links with the Brighton job.

The Dane arrived in English football as a relatively unknown figure, but his reputation has soared after ending the Bees’ 74-year exile in the top flight in 2021 before making his mark in the Premier League.

Division rivals Brighton are looking for a new head coach following the departure of Graham Potter to replace the sacked Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea.

Brentford boss Frank is among a number of potential candidates linked with the Seagulls, but while discussing Potter’s move to Stamford Bridge, suggested he would not be interested in that particular post.

“Looking from the sidelines – because I can’t know what Graham was thinking and I might think differently – it’s a balance between doing a top job like he did at Brighton and then your ambitions,” Frank, 48, said.

“He had the chance to come into one of the biggest clubs and see if he can create his magic there, which I’m sure he will.

“A lot in this situation depends on the club that approaches you. When it’s a club of this scale and size, then maybe there’s a chance to create something.

“I wouldn’t even say it was necessarily more special than what he did at Brighton because what he created there was very special.

“But maybe more to go up against the best in the world year after year rather than trying to get a mid-table position.

“Trying to win the Premier League and to win the Champions League, I guess that’s the challenge.

“I’m in a position here where I’m very happy at Brentford. I focus on that every day.

“So it has to be something crazy special for me. Football is football, but one thing is for sure, I am very happy.”

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