RIEMER’S WINNING DRIVE IS ‘PERFECT’ FOR BEES
BRENTFORD hope the winning mentality of new assistant head coach Brian Riemer can help drive the club back up the Championship table.
Riemer, 40, has left Danish Superliga side FC Copenhagen after 10 years to join up with Thomas Frank, who took over the team following Dean Smith’s switch to Aston Villa.
Copenhagen won the Danish title during the 2012/13 campaign when Riemer was assistant manager, and also went on to play in the Champions League.
“Brian is a very experienced coach, with three-and-a-half years as assistant manager at FC Copenhagen under his belt.
“He has won championships and experienced both Champions League and Europa League football,” said Frank.
“He comes from an environment where winning is the expectation, and we are looking forward to him bringing this mindset to Griffin Park.
“For the past 10 years he has dedicated himself to coaching and developing players and we look forward to having him bring the same energy, experience and drive to the set-up here at Brentford.”
Frank stepped up from his role as assistant to Smith and will form part of a new backroom structure.
Brentford co-director of football Phil Giles said: “Our aim is to build the strongest possible team around Thomas and Brian fits the profile we have been looking for.”