Financial Report: Aiming for automatic promotion, Brentford record £24 million profit

27 April 2020

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Photo: PA Images Brentford believe they can mount a challenge for the automatic promotion places, though it is still unclear how the rest of the season will pan out due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite having one of the lowest turnovers in the Championship, player sales helped Brentford become hugely profitable in the 2018/19 season.

The club believe they can mount a challenge for the automatic promotion places, though it is still unclear how the rest of the season will pan out due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Without players sales or a profit on the sale of land, Brentford would have made a £20 million loss.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Brentford FC recorded a pre-tax profit of £24.3 million in the 2018/19 season mainly due to the sales of several high-profile players, the club's just-released financial report has revealed.

The season in question, in which Brentford finished 11th in the English second division, saw the club halfway through the campaign promote assistant head coach Thomas Frank as their head coach after Dean Smith departed to manage Aston Villa. 

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