The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Tom Black­ett

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.”

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