Tottenham handed manager hunt blow as Thomas Frank distances himself from role

THOMAS FRANK says he is flattered to be touted as Antonio Conte’s replacement at Tottenham, but insisted he is happy at Brentford.

There have long been rumours about the Dane making the step up to a bigger club following his outstanding work in west London.


Thomas Frank insisted that he is happy at Brentford amid Spurs linksCredit: Rex

And the Bees boss has been mentioned among those being considered as the new Spurs boss following Conte’s sacking.

However, with the Bees in their own push for European places, Frank insists he is in no rush to go anywhere.

He said: “There have been a lot of rumours about me over the last year.

“I don’t ever get used to it, but I would say in general it is always flattering that there are rumours out there.

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“I have said before that I am very, very pleased working for Brentford. Happy here.

“What happens in the future, you never know. What happens in 10 years? Will I stay here forever? Probably not.

“Even Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, they ended their eras or their jobs at a certain stage.

“I don’t know, but I’m very happy right now.”


Reports in Germany claim that Wolfsburg boss Niko Kovac has rejected the possibility of becoming the next Tottenham manager.

Cristian Stellini has been appointed Spurs’ temporary boss until the end of the season, with Ryan Mason as his assistant.

Julian Nagelsmann and Mauricio Pochettino are among Tottenham’s top targets to succeed Conte.

The North Londoners’ managing director of football Fabio Paratici was this week hit with a worldwide football ban by Fifa.

This ban means the Italian may have to step down from his role with the club.

Fabio Paratici was hit with a worldwide football ban by Fifa this week


Fabio Paratici was hit with a worldwide football ban by Fifa this weekCredit: Reuters