Tottenham are reportedly ready to make their move on a Premier League rival for their next manager, as Daniel Levy’s search for Antonio Conte’s successor continues.
Spurs are expected to announce their new boss in the coming weeks, as speculation continues to grow over who be the latest name to try and revive the club’s fortunes and win that first piece of silverware since 2008.
Former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann, who had been the frontrunner for the role, is not being considered while former boss Mauricio Pochettino is on the brink of taking over at bitter rivals Chelsea.
That leaves many Tottenham supporters questioning what exactly is going on behind the scenes, as the much-maligned Levy continues to run what is starting to resemble a sinking ship.
Levy’s first effort to restore calm after the now infamous Conte rant at Southampton, which ultimately led to his exit, was the disastrous appointment of the Italian’s No.2 Cristian Stellini.
Ryan Mason was then once again charged with picking up the pieces after the Newcastle debacle but has just chalked up only one win in his four games in charge.
Feyenoord’s Arne Slot, Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso and Luciano Spalletti of Napoli have all been mentioned as serious contenders for the role, while a fresh report claims Levy could bring in Simone Inzaghi, who is currently in charge of Inter Milan.
Thomas Frank back on Tottenham radar
However, talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook reports that Brentford are anticipating a move from Spurs for their boss Thomas Frank.
Tottenham want their new man on board at the start of the summer in order to implement the club’s transfer strategy.
And with Frank already a proven Premier League commodity, he could be deemed as much less of a gamble than the likes of Slot, Spalletti or Inzaghi.
Frank, 49, has gained plenty of admirers this season as he’s led Brentford to a brilliant second campaign in the Premier League.
The Bees are currently ninth in the table and will face Tottenham in north London on Saturday lunchtime.
Indeed, the match could turn into something of an audition for Frank in front of the watching Levy, who is sure to face another backlash if there is another negative result.