Bild journalist Christian Falk has claimed that Tottenham’s managerial target Oliver Glasner turned down an approach from Chelsea recently.
Reports had already indicated over the past couple of weeks that Antonio Conte’s time at Tottenham was expected to run out in the summer (The Athletic) but it has emerged following the Italian’s rant on Saturday that the club could call time on the project immediately (Football Insider).
The Telegraph then provided an update yesterday evening, stating that Spurs and Conte are expected to part ways in the next week.
The Daily Mail revealed two weeks ago that Glasner is one of the names on Fabio Paratici’s shortlist to take over from the 53-year-old, with the Spurs hierarchy said to be admirers of the work that the Austrian has done at Eintracht Frankfurt since taking over at the club in the summer of 2021.
However, the Austrian is far from the only contender for the Tottenham hot seat, with the likes of Mauricio Pochettino (Daily Mail), Roberto De Zerbi (Football Insider), Thomas Tuchel (Daily Mirror) and Steve Cooper (GiveMeSport) also being linked heavily with the job.
Falk has now revealed that Glasner is certainly on Spurs’ radar, alleging that the North London club are looking towards the Bundesliga for their next head coach.
The journalist said on CaughtOffSide: “Chelsea have knocked on Oliver Glasner’s door in the past but he was committed to the project at Frankfurt.
“Now, I heard Frankfurt have tried to arrange a new contract and discuss his future.
“Glasner told them that he needs time to make that decision, so you see, perhaps, he’s thinking of moving to another club – this could be Tottenham.
“I don’t think he’s made a decision yet, so let’s see. Hansi Flick was also close to joining Tottenham before he took the Germany job.
“Tottenham clearly have their eye on Bundesliga coaches, so perhaps Glasner could be their man.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Glasner has done a solid but unspectacular job since taking over at Frankfurt and I am quite surprised that he is being mooted as a candidate for the likes of Spurs and Chelsea.
I believe that the 48-year-old has to first prove himself as a midtable Premier League club like West Ham or Palace before he can be considered for a top-six job.
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