According to a report by the Daily Mail, Brendan Rodgers is ‘admired‘ by Tottenham Hotspur as a potential heir to under-fire coach Jose Mourinho – but the appointment would be ‘riddled’ with difficulties.
Tottenham eyeing Rodgers
Rodgers, who has a wealth of managerial experience at the top level, winning trophies galore north of the border with Celtic and overseeing a Liverpool title challenge in 2013/2014, is on the candidate list as a possible successor for Mourinho.
The Portuguese boss is under mounting pressure after a dismal Europa League exit at the hands of Croatian minnows Dinamo Zagreb as Tottenham squandered a 2-0 first leg lead.
Mourinho’s position was already under scrutiny, but this result has made his circumstances worse as Levy puts feelers out for potential replacements if he does decide to axe the former Chelsea and Man United manager.
Transfer Tavern take
As per the Mail, Rodgers seen as a candidate even if his appointment is ‘riddled’ with complications.
Links with the 48-year-old emerged last month as this report insists he is still on Levy’s list, with Football Insider even claiming that he was very keen to join Spurs before Liverpool’s formal approach and was the chairman’s ‘preferred choice‘ nine years ago.
Lauded as an ‘elite manager’ by BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage (via the Daily Mail) for his job at the King Power Stadium, it will be interesting to see whether he is in fact still high on Levy’s priority list as the pressure grows on Mourinho.
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