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Alex Crook says London club ‘anticipating’ Tottenham approach for their 49-year-old manager

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Thomas Frank has been the manager at Brentford since 2016.

Brentford ‘anticipate’ Tottenham Hotspur to approach Thomas Frank

Brentford’s Thomas Frank has come up as a potential target for Tottenham Hotspur as they continue their search for a permanent manager.

The Lilywhites saw Antonio Conte exit the club in March. Since then, Cristian Stellini (now sacked) and Ryan Mason have managed the club in an interim capacity.

But Spurs fans, after a poor season, expect the club to get in a manager who can guide the team to long-term success without compromising on their short-term goals. According to talkSPORT’s Alex Crook, Frank is one of the possible options.

He said, via the Express:

“Thomas Frank increasingly keeps coming up in conversation as somebody who Tottenham have an admiration for. I would even go as far as saying that Brentford are anticipating an approach from Tottenham for Thomas Frank.

“Would he be the man to keep the Spurs fans satisfied? They need to make a decision because they’re just in a state of flux at the moment. Ryan Mason is doing his best to try and get results between now and the end of the season.”

Frank the right man for Spurs?

Frank started off his managerial career as the manager of Denmark’s youth teams before moving on to Brondby IF for three years until his exit in 2016. That is when he joined Brentford.

Slowly and steadily, the 49-year-old built a team capable of competing in the Championship. The rewards were there for all to see. The Bees reached the 2020 EFL Championship final, only to lose to Fulham in the final.

Thomas Frank celebrates with Brentford's Ben Mee.
Thomas Frank celebrates with Brentford’s Ben Mee. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

They reached the final once again the next year and this time went on to win it, beating Swansea City 2-0. Brentford have been very impressive in the Premier League since then – a team marked by shrew signings, a fearless approach and attractive football.

They are ninth in the league table this season after 36 games, just four points behind Spurs. Just imagine what a manager like Thomas Frank could have done with the funds and players at Tottenham’s disposal.

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The Lilywhites aren’t the richest club in the world and Daniel Levy likes to operate in a balanced manner when it comes to transfers. The Danish tactician is more than used to that at Brentford, where they have had to heavily rely on scouting to unearth good talent for bargain prices.

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