Brentford manager Thomas Frank has detailed the many “special” clubs amid Tottenham interest, as he revealed what would make him move on.
Spurs have just endured their worst season since 2008/09 this campaign. Indeed, that was the last time they’d failed to finish in the Premier League’s top seven until now.
The woeful season, which saw them end up eighth, followed a very promising start to life under Antonio Conte.
Indeed, the manager took charge early on last season, and inspired his side to a fourth-placed finish. Things appeared to be on the rise after a sixth and seventh-placed finishes the two seasons prior.
However, they came crashing back down again this term. Indeed, when results began to slip, Conte unleashed a tirade on his players, calling them “selfish”.
Unsurprisingly, that saw his time at the club come to an end, after relations had seemed to be on the rocks for a while.
Hiring a good manager to take control of the club since Spurs parted ways with Conte has proven a challenge.
Indeed, the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Xabi Alonso, Vincent Kompany and Arne Slot all seem to have knocked back approaches for different reasons.
Frank happy at Brentford
Another man who’s been courted is Brentford boss Frank. It was reported in May that the Bees expected Tottenham to approach them for their boss.
And given that followed an assumption from a Danish journalist that Frank “will move on”, things appeared to be looking up for Spurs.
While he’s not outright said he won’t join Spurs, he has revealed that he’s happy in his current situation, though it seems he has respect for a lot of other clubs, and is happy to be considered.
“I think there are many special clubs right now,” he said, quoted by Bold.
“You don’t have to believe all the rumours, but sometimes there’s a lot in the rumours. It’s of course positive, because if you are mentioned, then you have done something good.
“I have said it many times. I’m super happy to be at Brentford and I’m thriving, we’re performing and I’m feeling good.”
Frank reveals why he’d leave Brentford
While he’s happy at the club now, Frank sees a time in the future that he will move on.
“Whether I have to be here for the rest of my life? I probably shouldn’t. If I’m going to leave here, it has to be something special. What it is, I haven’t really defined,” he said.
That doesn’t really tell Tottenham whether or not they’d be able to snare him. While it’s not overly positive, it doesn’t outright suggest that they won’t.
As such, their offer could become the special one he talks about, though it remains to be seen whether or not that is the case. In any case, it seems Frank is likely to be in the Premier League next season, though he gives nothing away regarding what team he’ll be at.
“I am strongly betting on that. I can say that with 99.9% certainty, because in football you never know,” he added.