Since being first touted as a target to take over at Tottenham last month, Oliver Glasner has struggled to pick up wins with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Glasner’s stock grew considerably on the back of Frankfurt’s showing last season, with the Austrian leading the club to Europa League glory.
Some reports over recent weeks had indicated that he is on Tottenham’s wishlist to take over from Antonio Conte at the end of the season (Fabrizio Romano –YouTube channel).
Glasner is also thought to be on Chelsea’s radar, with the West London club allegedly first approaching him last summer (Bild).
Sky Germany claimed last week that the 48-year-old is expected to ‘say goodbye’ to Deutsche Bank Park this summer as Frankfurt’s attempts to tie him down to a new contract have been unsuccessful so far.
Even if Glasner was one of Tottenham’s preferred choices to take over in the summer, the North London club might now be having second thoughts.
Frankfurt’s 3-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday means that the club have now won just one of their last nine competitive matches across all competitions.
The result leaves Glasner’s men in seventh place in the Bundesliga table, with the club now facing an uphill battle to qualify for Europe next season.
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Frankfurt’s downturn in results might be down to the uncertainty over Glasner’s future. The Austrian’s stock would have not been affected much by the run of poor results.
However, I suspect that the 48-year-old was never really a top target for clubs like Chelsea and Spurs, who might be put off by the Austrian’s lack of experience at the highest level.
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