Oliver Glasner has spoken about being linked with the Tottenham job and the revolving door in the Premier League when it comes to managers.
Glasner, who guided Frankfurt to Europe League glory last season, is said to be one of the names on Spurs’ shortlist to replace Antonio Conte (Fabrizio Romano –YouTube channel).
The Athletic reported a little over a week ago that the Austrian’s name was put forward by Fabio Paratici and suggested that a move for him could depend on whether the Italian resumes his role as the North London club’s managing director.
Although it is unclear where Glasner will end up, it does seem as though his time at Deutsche Bank Park may be about to come to an end this summer.
Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg claimed on Monday that the 48-year-old remains hesitant to sign a new deal with Frankfurt and the Bundesliga club are thus already reaching out to potential replacements.
The former Wolfsburg boss has now spoken to Bild (18/04/23 via Sport Witness) about the difficulty of taking a top job at the biggest clubs in Europe.
When asked about being linked with Tottenham at a time when more than half of the current Premier League clubs made managerial changes this season, he responded: “I’m too far away.
“All I can say is that when I was in training as a coach, the first words in a lecture by a UEFA gentleman were: ‘Welcome to the land without sleep’.
“And the next thing was that the duration of a coaching job is one to two years. And further: ‘26% of all managers can’t find a second job after their first job… Do you want to do that to yourself?’ That was the opening speech.
“And when you decide to do it, you know what to expect. I try to make myself independent of it. Try to have fun. And always giving my best is the only thing you can ask of me.”
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Even if Glasner was being considered by Tottenham, Frankfurt’s abject form over the last month and a half would have likely ruled him out of the running.
However, I would not be surprised if a mid-table Premier League side takes a punt on the Austrian this summer.
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