Leicester City managerial target Thomas Frank may have given Brentford supporters ‘a farewell gesture’ following their Premier League defeat against Arsenal on Sunday, according to The Athletic‘s Jay Harris.
Leicester are contemplating a change of manager, according to The Telegraph‘s John Percy, with Brendan Rodgers’ position under serious scrutiny.
After a heavy 6-2 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, the Foxes find themselves with just one point from seven games and rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.
Percy’s colleague Sam Wallace reports that the Midlands are ‘admirers’ of the Brentford boss.
Harris mentioned in The Athletic that Frank routinely walks around the Gtech Community Stadium after matches, but noted that his lap of honour on Sunday felt ‘slightly eerie’, adding that there is a ‘fear’ that it will ‘morph into a farewell gesture’ amid the reported interest from the Foxes.
The report also stated that ‘it is becoming increasingly difficult for Brentford to keep hold of Frank’ as he attracts covetous glances from elsewhere.
Frank’s achievements at Brentford suggest that he could be an excellent prospective appointment for Leicester.
He led them to back-to-back third-place finishes in the Championship, securing promotion the second time round in 2021, and steered them to a commendable 13th place in their first Premier League campaign, during which they defeated both Arsenal and Chelsea.
Indeed, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta described the Dane’s achievements in west London as ‘remarkable‘ prior to their meeting on Sunday.
Frank only signed a new contract in January, ostensibly committing to the club until June 2025, but Leicester may be willing to fork out on the required compensation fee to lure him to the King Power Stadium.
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