Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg has claimed that Eintracht Frankfurt CEO Markus Krosche has rejected an approach from Tottenham as he ponders an offer from Bayern Munich.
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.
The German was first mooted as a target for Spurs a couple of weeks ago when TuttoMercatoWeb journalist Marco Conterio claimed that he had emerged as the front-runner to replace Fabio Paratici at the helm.
This claim was also backed up by Sport 1 who reported on May 22 that Krosche had made a good impression during his talks with the North London club’s heirarchy.
However, Plettenberg has now taken to social media to reveal that the Frankfurt CEO has rejected advances from both Tottenham and Liverpool as it was not ‘100 per cent clear’ that he would be offered as big a role in the two clubs as he wanted.
The journalist adds that Krosche is in talks with Bayern, with the Bavarians said to be aware that they need to offer him ‘a big position’ with certain powers in order to convince the 42-year-old to come to the Allianz Arena.
News #Krösche: Frankfurt wants to keep him but a lot depends on Bayern now!
➡️ High identification with #SGE but …
➡️ … understand Krösche would deal with a request …
➡️ … as it could be a big big chance for him
➡️ Bayern knows they would have to offer him a big position:… pic.twitter.com/SgktLKzvC9
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) May 30, 2023
Spurs Web Opinion
With Scott Munn being appointed as the chief football officer, the Australian might be put in charge of overseeing things like the club’s culture and the academy set-up.
I have a feeling that Tottenham are instead looking to limit the power of the incoming sporting director (compared to what Fabio Paratici had), having the newcomer mainly oversee just player recruitment. That might have been the reason why Krosche was not particularly keen on the role.
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