Brentford hold talks with Dean Holden over assistant coach position
Brentford hold talks with former Oldham boss Dean Holden over the assistant coach position, as manager Thomas Frank looks to replace Brian Riemer following his departure from the role
- Dean Holden has entered talks with Brentford over an assistant coach role
- It comes after Brian Riemer left the club to become head coach at Anderlecht
- The 43-year-old Holden has already coached at Oldham, Stoke and Bristol City
- Thomas Frank’s Brentford currently sit 10th in the Premier League after 15 games
Brentford boss Thomas Frank has spoken to former Oldham manager Dean Holden as he considers potential new assistants.
Frank saw his assistant coach Brian Riemer leave last week after four years to become head coach at Belgian side Anderlecht and wants another bright thinker to join his backroom staff.
Holden, 43, who made over 360 appearances during his playing career as a right-back, has previously worked as assistant and boss at Championship sides Bristol City and Stoke City.
Former Oldham boss Dean Holden has entered talks with Brentford over an assistant role
It comes after Brian Riemer (right) left the club to become head coach at Anderlecht
He is well regarded in the game and has held talks with high flying Sheffield United too who are looking to appoint a defensive coach as they push for promotion out of the Championship.
Further talks are expected over the coming days at both Brentford and Sheffield United assess all candidates.
Frank’s side has made a solid start to the season and sit 10th at Christmas thanks to eye-catching wins over both Manchester clubs.
Thomas Frank’s side have had a solid start to the season and sit 10th after 15 games
They beat champions Manchester City in their last game before the World Cup
There has been the occasional worrying moment, though, such as when they conceded nine goals in two away games against Newcastle and Aston Villa.
A respected defensive coach like Holden could be the key to tightening up the Bees at the back as they look to find more consistency.
Brentford’s first game back after the World Cup will be a tricky encounter with Tottenham at the Community Stadium on Boxing Day.
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