Report: Director made good impression on Spurs but will not be joining

Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Markus Krosche is set to stay with the German club, despite interest from Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham are on the hunt for a new director of football after Fabio Paratici stepped down from his role.

Fabio Paratici
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The Italian was embroiled in the financial scandal at Juventus and has been banned from football for 30 months.

It is thought Spurs are keen to appoint a new director of football before the end of the season.

The plan appears to be that the new director will have a say in the hiring of a new permanent manager at the club (Football Insider).

Fabrizio Romano named three directors who were thought to be the frontrunners for the vacant role at Tottenham last week.

Former Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Tim Steidten, Roma’s Tiago Pinto, and Brentford’s Lee Dykes were believed to be on the shortlist.

However, more recently Frankfurt’s Krosche has entered the conversation (Marco Conterio). Krosche previously worked at RB Leipzig with Julian Nagelsmann.

The latest from Germany suggests Krosche will not be joining Spurs despite their interest, as Sport 1 claim he is staying with Frankfurt.

The report claims Krosche’s work had “made an impression” on the Tottenham hierarchy, and it’s believed the 42-year-old had become the club’s top choice for the director of football role.

Unfortunately for Spurs, it is now thought that Krosche “wants to stay with Frankfurt,” and is more focused on finding a new manager for the German side.

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We seem to be getting this kind of disappointing response from managers and directors left, right, and centre.

It’s no surprise that people are wary of joining Tottenham Hotspur after the season we’ve had both on and off the pitch, but hopefully we can find a suitable pairing for the two vacancies soon who can move the club forward.

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