Thomas Frank exclusive: Brentford boss unwilling to compromise against title hopefuls Liverpool
"It gives us self-belief... No, that's not the right word. Let me Google the translation. Sorry for making you wait."
In a number of years of interviewing foreign managers, never has one stopped to make sure he has the perfect word from his native tongue.
Thomas Frank is thorough. He exudes self-belief, helped by a bullish clarity about how things should operate, both in terms of his teams and himself. In three years as Brentford head coach he has moulded the club around his principles, and they have become ingrained in the culture of the club on and off the pitch.
There is only a Plan A. And, after winning promotion in May, it's working. He will not be tempted to deviate when Liverpool, in his own words one of the top five teams in the world, visit West London live on Sky Sports Premier League on Saturday evening.