Brentford were ridiculed in the national media after announcing the appointment of new head of football philosophy Flemming Pedersen this week.

The 52-year-old takes up his new post on July 1, and he is the latest name to join the Bees backroom revolution since the sacking of Mark Warburton.

Pedersen will be part of new head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen’s staff with responsibility for football philosophy and player development from the U9s to the first team.

The news caused a stir at the Daily Mirror, who likened the Bees’ pre-season to the classic Monty Python football sketch when a Germany side of sociologists take on a team of Greek philosophers.

But the revolution is serious and Pedersen, who has coached in Germany and Denmark, is keen to get going.

Pedersen said: “My new role at Brentford suits me perfectly.

“I am committed to working in the long term interest of the club, and I am really looking forward to dedicating all my time to this amazing football club and its exciting vision for the future.”

Rasmus Ankersen, the Bees co-director of football, said: “Flemming has a lot of experience of developing and implementing a football philosophy.

“I admire his passion and his open-mindedness, and I am sure the players will benefit tremendously from his expertise and experience.”

Pedersen's coaching career began at home in Denmark at FC Helsingor and FC Nordsjaelland, before he moved to German side FSV Mainz 05 in 2014.