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‘Tottenham could have him immediately:’ Major update on Spurs manager hunt as Levy identifies trophy winner

Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner

Tottenham Hotspur are considering appointing Eintracht Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner at the end of the season, according to reports. 

Cristian Stellini has taken temporary charge of the London club after Antonio Conte left by mutual consent last Monday, but Daniel Levy is keen to choose a long-term successor soon.

Glasner has enjoyed a successful time at Frankfurt since joining the club in 2021, so he has the potential to be a smart appointment, but Spurs are also looking at a number of other options.

For instance, names on Levy’s shortlist include former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, recently sacked ex-Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann and Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti.

However, with Nagelsmann and Spalletti reportedly unconvinced by the Spurs project, it seems that Levy may be forced to look elsewhere for a new manager ahead of next season.

This could open the door for Glasner, with the 48-year-old’s future currently in doubt.

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Journo issues intriguing Glasner update

According to German football expert Christian Falk, Glasner could have a release clause in his contract with Frankfurt, which could make a switch to Spurs more likely this summer.

Writing for CaughtOffside, Falk said: “With Oliver Glasner at Frankfurt; he won’t leave them at the moment.

“He does have a release clause in his contract, however, which he can use after the last Bundesliga match [of this season]. Then he can leave and Tottenham could have him immediately.”

“We don’t yet know the amount, though his old contract from Wolfsburg indicates the rough range of the release clause Spurs could expect (around €5m). I think Glasner would be a good fit for Tottenham.

“I think there is something between both sides because Glasner didn’t sign his new contract.”

As mentioned, while Glasner may not be a household name like Conte or Mourinho, he has proven at Frankfurt that he can be successful.

Indeed, the Austrian coach helped guide Frankfurt to a Europa League victory last season – the club’s first major trophy after a four-year drought.

Given Spurs have failed to lift a trophy since 2008, Glasner could be the ideal candidate to help them compete with Europe’s elite once again.

Also, as previously reported by TEAMtalk, Frankfurt have already identified a potential successor for Glasner, which suggests that they are preparing for him to leave at the end of the current campaign.

Levy still has plenty of time left to consider his options, but if Falk’s report is to be believed, he may well look to appoint the Austrian this summer.

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