Thomas Frank gave an intriguing reply when requested concerning the Liverpool supervisor’s job, within the wake of Jurgen Klopp lately saying that he’ll step down on the finish of this season.
Whereas Xabi Alonso is the clear favorite to take over at Anfield, the Brentford boss reportedly has admirers on the Merseyside membership (The Athletic).
Chatting with Danish media outlet Tipsbladet, the 50-year-old was requested if he’d have any curiosity in someday managing the Reds or Barcelona, whose present coach Xavi can also be stepping apart later this yr.
Frank reaffirmed his dedication to the Bees however didn’t shut the door on taking a high-profile job elsewhere, saying: “Yeah, I sustain with issues and have seen that Xavi and Klopp are leaving, two large teaching personalities for 2 implausible golf equipment, each of whom have accomplished nicely.
“As for myself, I’m insanely pleased to be right here. I’ve mentioned that earlier than. I’ve the chance to meet a lot of my ambitions. Like everybody else, I even have ambitions, nevertheless it’s exhausting to say precisely what they’re.”
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Whereas Frank has publicly distanced himself from the Liverpool job, it appears he isn’t ruling out a giant transfer later in his profession if the chance arises, judging by his remark about having ‘ambitions’.
Contemplating the finances with which he’s working at Brentford, even he can be very exhausting pressed to surpass their ninth-place end in final season’s Premier League, so he couldn’t be blamed if he had been to hunt a brand new problem after almost five-and-a-half years in west London.
The Bees have been a revelation since reaching the highest flight in 2021, beating each member of the so-called ‘large six’, together with a well-known win away to Manchester Metropolis and a 4-0 drubbing of Manchester United, all whereas displaying a tactical flexibility which has made the 50-year-old stand out on this division.
Nevertheless, whereas ending mid-table along with his present membership could also be seen as a hit, Frank can be anticipated to problem for main trophies if he had been to take cost at Liverpool, so it’d be a step up laced with threat for each him and the Reds.
That’s to not fully rule it out at a later level if the clearly formidable Dane works wonders elswhere, however as spectacular as he’s undoubtedly been at Brentford, it’s very exhausting to see him being named as Klopp’s successor this yr.
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