Brentford boss Thomas Frank has signed a new contract tying him to the club until the summer of 2027, the Bees have announced.
The 49-year-old Dane was appointed to the top job in 2018 and guided the club to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2020/21, eventually finishing 13th in their top-flight campaign.
Frank’s side are currently 10th and will return to the Premier League against Spurs on Boxing Day, bolstered by a 2-1 win over defending champions Manchester City before the World Cup break.
“Being a head coach at a club is like a relationship; there are ups and downs,” Frank said.
“I’ve been here six years in total, which is a long time in modern football, and I would like to thank the fans for the support you give us – the players, the staff, everyone involved at the club.
“The warmth, support and kindness every time I meet a Bees fan has been amazing and it gives me extra energy to continue the work in the future.
“We attacked the Premier League in the first season and we attack it in our second season. I can’t wait to hopefully continue our progress and create more magic moments together.
Frank first joined the Bees as assistant head coach in December 2016 and had already agreed to a new contract in January which would have seen him stay at the club until 2025.
He is only the second man to lead Brentford to the top tier and is tied with David Webb in third place for the total number of wins as manager in club history (91).
Brentford, who have won four and drawn seven of their 15 league games this season, are in a close battle for a top 10 finish and one of three teams with 19 points at the start of the second half of the season.
They first host Spurs on Monday before ending 2022 with a trip to West Ham.
Director of Football Phil Giles added: “I’m sure I speak for everyone at Brentford when I say I’m very happy we’ve made this new contract with Thomas. Well deserved after great results and performance over the last 18 months.
“Thomas has a deep understanding of the game, but it’s equally important to inspire the players and build strong relationships with our staff.
“He has proven himself to be a Premier League level head coach but retains an open mind to continue learning and improving.
“The recent addition of Claus Norgaard as first team assistant coach, along with the opening of the Robert Rowan Performance Centre, gives Thomas, me and all the players and staff new energy to carry on. to work hard and see how far we can take the club.”