Thomas Frank discusses challenges of being a leader in the pandemic

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Brentford head coach Thomas Frank has discussed the challenges. He’s faced trying to lead the club in the pandemic and opened up on their recent Covid-19 outbreak.

The Dane called for a circuit-break shutdown. Of the Premier League ahead of last weekend’s fixtures due to a number of clubs suffering from coronavirus outbreaks.

And Brentford’s trip to Southampton ended up being one of six top flight games cancelled.

Frank has also been vocal about vaccine uptake and leading Brentford through the pandemic, and was asked how he as a leader has had to prepare.

For and adapt himself to the new challenges that coronavirus has brought.

“It’s definitely more challenging!” Frank said.

“You just nailed it there, you can’t prepare for that situation. So you hope that all of your experience that you’ve gained through the years standing in different difficult situations helps you to take sensible decisions, and try to take the best possible decisions.

“I think there’s also a little bit of going with your gut feeling – the way I do it, I gather information from a lot of people and then put everything together, add in my gut feeling and then I try to take the best decision.”