Brentford’s boss would quit his role if there was too much criticism

Sat 23 October 2021 | 13:59

The Brentford manager admitted that he would have no doubts on quitting management and doing “more important” things should the criticism around his job become unbearable.

The criticism surrounding managers has been on the spotlight this week after Steve Bruce’s leave from Newcastle.

Thomas Frank

, however, has not been abused like that during his three years as


manager, having helped them in the Premier League with an impressive start to the season.

However, the Dane, who has a BA in Physical Education, thinks he will step aside should the criticism get too much.


It's so easy these days to criticise the manager. In modern times it's part of the job that you apparently need to be criticised if things aren't going your way,

" said Frank, whose side host Leicester on Sunday.

"That's why sometimes you think 'is it really worth it?' I love working with people, I love working in football. I've been privileged in my career to work with good people. There are highs and lows. It is a tough job. So maybe sometimes I think there's other things you also need to do in your life.

"It's about being aware of what are the most important things in life. Football is important, it means so many things to so many people. But there's so much else in life that is much more important.

"It's the same in any profession. If you want to create something special you have to put in a lot of hours. It's that part, plus the pressure, which is second to none compared to any other profession in life, or sport, I would say.

"That's the combination where you start thinking 'is there other interesting things in life that you want to carry on with?'

"There is not one human being, or one coach, where criticism is not hitting you a little bit. I don't think that's possible. Then it's just how much or how little it affects you.

"I'm pretty convinced I have my priorities right in terms of friends and family in life. And if I don't do this I'll just (do) an even more important job, a schoolteacher, or work with children.

"That is more important than the job I'm doing now. I think I'll do something else, I'm convinced of that."

source: SportMob

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