Thomas Frank speaks out after being named 'strong contender' for Man Utd job

  • Brentford boss Thomas Frank has reacted to rumours linking him to the manager job at Man Utd
  • The Danish boss had admitted that his role at Brentford is 'close to perfect'
  • Erik ten Hag's future at Old Trafford is still undecided
Frank looks set to remain at Brentford
Frank looks set to remain at Brentford / Alex Broadway/GettyImages

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has admitted he is "flattered" by interest from Manchester United, but stressed his desire to continue with his current side for the foreseeable future.

Frank was recently named as the latest candidate to replace Dutchman Erik ten Hag, who finds himself under immense pressure as United continue to struggle. The 50-year-old Bees boss, meanwhile, is feeling positive after steering his side away from a relegation battle.

After the links to United emerged, Frank was contacted by Danish outlet Bold, and the Brentford boss made it clear he is not thinking about leaving.

"I am really happy where I am," he stressed. "It is close to being the perfect club to be in. I can see myself being here for many more years.

"I am close to the owner, to the sports director, to everyone around the club. Brentford is a club where I really feel at home.

Erik ten Hag
Ten Hag's future remains unknown at Man Utd / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

"Immediately I think it is flattering and a recognition in relation to what I do. And I am glad that others are noticing the work we are doing at Brentford. Having said that, what goes on at the club is not a one-man show.

"I am not going to comment on all the rumours that have been about me. You shouldn't believe everything."

While Ten Hag's future still remains undecided at Old Trafford, it seems certain that Frank will not be jumping into his boots any time soon. The Bees look set to end the season in 16th place, but have one more game to play against Newcastle United on Sunday.

Manchester United also have to face the Magpies before the end of the season and will host Eddie Howe's side on Wednesday, before travelling to Brighton & Hove Albion for their final game on Sunday.