TuttoMercatoWeb journalist Marco Conterio has said that Eintracht Frankfurt’s sporting CEO Markus Krosche has now emerged as the top contender to replace Fabio Paratici at Tottenham Hotspur.

Various names have been mooted over the last week as contenders for the sporting director role at Spurs, which is a position that the club reportedly want to fill first before accelerating their search for a new head coach (Daily Mirror).

It was reported by Football.London a couple of days ago that contrary to some suggestions in the media, Brentford sporting director Lee Dykes is not in consideration for the role.

The outlet stated that AS Roma director Tiago Pinto and Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Tim Steidte were part of Tottenhan’s three-man shortlist along with another unnamed candidate.

Conterio has now taken to social media to contradict that claim, insisting that Dykes is indeed on the North London club’s wishlist alongside, Pinto, Steidten and Bayern Munich technical director Marco Neppe.

However, the journalist suggested that it is Krosche who is now the front-runner to replace take over the work of Paratici.

Before taking over as Eintracht’s CEO in 2021, Krosche served as RB Leipzig’s sporting director for two seasons, where he worked with Julian Nagelsmann.

Fabio Paratici resigned as the managing director of football at Tottenham after losing an appeal in Italy against his 30-month ban from the game in April and had stepped back from his role earlier in the same month pending the outcome of his appeal.

Markus Kroesche

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The fact that Tottenham are considering so many German candidates for the sporting director might potentially be a hint that the club have perhaps not completely given up on their pursuit of Julian Nagelsmann

Krosche knows the former Bayern Munich boss well and his arrival would boost the club’s chances of convincing the 35-year-old to come to North London.

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