Alasdair Gold has said that Tottenham would have ‘definitely’ considered appointing Thomas Frank but suggested that the North London club might not view the Brentford boss as a big enough name. 

Frank’s stock has risen considerably over the last few years, with the Danish coach guiding Brentford to the top flight and establishing them as mainstays in the Premier League, a feat that clubs with far more resources have also failed to accomplish.


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Some outlets have suggested over recent weeks that the 49-year-old’s ability to work wonders at the West London club on such a small budget has particularly caught the eye of the Spurs hierarchy (The Guardian).

The Daily Star claimed earlier his month that Frank is part of a four-man shortlist that Tottenham have narrowed down their search to, with Julian Nagelsmann, Vincent Kompany and Arne Slot being the others mentioned. 

While Gold has no doubt that the Brentford boss would be in consideration of the role, he suggested that Spurs might not view him as the man to bring silverware to the club.

The journalist said in a Q&A on Football.London: “Thomas Frank will definitely have been looked at.

“He’s done a great job at Brentford but I wonder whether Spurs see him as enough of a name or trophy winner.

“They seem to have been drawn to those types in recent years.”

Spurs Web Opinion

While Thomas Frank’s man-management ability is second to none, I am not convinced that his tactical approach would translate to a side who are expected to pick up wins on a regular basis.

I get the feeling that he could struggle with the increased expectations at a top club, just as Graham Potter did.

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