Tottenham approached Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Markus Krösche about becoming the club’s director of football, but the 42-year-old German reportedly is focussed on another destination.
The comparatively young sporting director is highly regarded across Europe for the job he’s done at Frankfurt since taking charge in 2021.
He orchestrated Frankfurt’s ascent to European glory, overseeing the acquisitions of Mario Götze, Randal Kolo Muani, and Jesper Lindstrøm.
The German side won the 2022 Europa League and made a strong account of themselves in the 2022-23 Champions League, qualifying for the Round of 16 before being ousted by Serie A winners Napoli.
Eintracht Frankfurt finished seventh in the Bundesliga and will do its utmost to retain Krösche.
But it’s being reported by Sky journalist Florian Plettenberg that Bayern Munich is keen on securing Krösche’s services. It’s expected that Munich, to pry him away from Eintracht Frankfurt, will offer him a sweet deal, including a spot on the board.
News #Krösche: Frankfurt wants to keep him but a lot depends on Bayern now!
➡️ High identification with #SGE but …
➡️ … understand Krösche would deal with a request …
➡️ … as it could be a big big chance for him
➡️ Bayern knows they would have to offer him a big position:… pic.twitter.com/SgktLKzvC9
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) May 30, 2023
That’s not the only reason Krösche almost certainly won’t entertain discussions about the vacant Tottenham role. Reports suggest Krösche believes the remit of the football director role at Spurs is unclear, replete with uncertainties.
Liverpool also highly regards the German sporting director, so if in the unlikelihood he leaves Germany, the Reds might still be his preferred English destination.
The expectation is that he’ll stay in Germany, either signing with Bayern Munich or staying put in Frankfurt.
On to the next one, Mr. Levy.