Eintracht Frankfurt finished the Bundesliga season in a reasonable eighth place and they now want to kick on and improve that.
The next step would be the European places and an overall aim to get into the Champions League, the same plan as many clubs around Europe.
But there’s not an unlimited amount of money to spend. In comparison to Premier League clubs, Frankfurt’s finances are poor. This makes it all the more important to get a great successor to Niko Kovac, who will be going to Bayern Munich.
German newspaper Bild report the long-list of potential managers has now been narrowed to a short-list of just two, and the only one named is David Wagner of Huddersfield Town.
Wagner’s popularity in Huddersfield is touched upon, and that the club want to give him an extension, but it’s stated he could move back to Germany with his wife.
Frankfurt wouldn’t have too much trouble prising the manager away, as long as he agrees, because according to Bild he has a €3m release clause.
That seems very low given Wagner’s importance to the English club.
Despite saying all of that, Bild end their article by stating the other candidate, and again that option is unnamed, is ahead right now.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) May 15, 2018