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Gerardo Seoane emerges again as top candidate for Frankfurt and Leverkusen coaching jobs

By Peter Vice

Germany's main sporting tabloid reports that Frankfurt bosses Oliver Frankenbach and Ben Manga recently travelled to Switzerland to inquire about securing the services of Young Boys Bern head-coach Gerardo Seoane. 

The 42-year-old Luzern native, who succeeded current SGE trainer Adi Hütter at the Swiss capital club, has also been linked with Leverkusen. 

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Some three months after being heavily linked with the Borussia Mönchengladbach job, fresh rumors surface linking Gerardo Seoane with a move to the Bundesliga. An article appearing in Germany's Sport Bild suggests that, ahead of the arrival of new sporting director Markus Krösche, Eintracht Frankfurt executives have targeted the three-time Swiss Alpo league championship coach as their top candidate to replace the departing Adi Hütter.

Seoane's eventual transition to the Bundesrepublik appears likely in any case as Bundesliga clubs always invariably pluck the most successful German speaking coaches from neighboring Austria and Switzerland. The report suggests that Krösche has been intensively engaging with Seoane ahead of his official assumption of duties at Germany's commercial capital club.

Seoane has been touted as a possible candidate for many Bundesliga club head-coaching vacancies this year, including those of Leipzig and Schalke. Sport Bild journalists Axel Hesse, Lukas Dombrow, and Torsten Rumpf also report that Bayer 04 Leverkusen have been speaking with Seoane since the Swiss trainer's side eliminated them from this year's Europa League competition.  

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