Tottenham have switched their attention towards Brendan Rodgers to fill the vacant manager’s position and replace Antonio Conte.
According to Football Insider, Brendan Rodgers has emerged as an option for the vacant Tottenham managerial position. Leicester City dismissed the 50-year-old following some dreadful results. But Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, has long appreciated the Northern Irishman to take over in north London.
Sunday witnessed plenty of shocking news in the media about managerial sackings. First, it was Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City, followed by a late decision by Chelsea to part company with Graham Potter. Now, with the Blues and Tottenham needing a new gaffer in the dugout, the chase will become interesting.
Since the sacking of Antonio Conte, Spurs have set their sights on several options. However, the dismissal of Potter from Stamford Bridge could pose a problem for Tottenham as the Blues could target some of the same names the north Londoners chase.
There are suggestions Tottenham could lose out on Julian Nagelsmann, with Chelsea keen on the German. The race for the former Bayern Munich manager could heat up in the coming days, with Spurs likely to present their case to lure him.
Reports suggest Chelsea contacted Nagelsmann for the job following Potter’s dismissal. If the German becomes inclined towards moving to Stamford Bridge, Tottenham may have to shift their focus to other targets. The recently-sacked Premier League manager Rodgers has now emerged as their target.
Daniel Levy reportedly appreciated Rodgers when he was managing Swansea City. Had Spurs managed to time their changes back then, the Northern Irishman would have taken the role long ago; instead, he went to Liverpool during that period.
Leicester’s decision to dismiss Rodgers may come as a boost for Tottenham, who will not have to pay a hefty compensation fee to lure the 50-year-old. Considering Levy thinks about a long-term appointee, the former Liverpool boss would suit their purpose, and they could look to appoint him.
Rodgers has vast Premier League experience managing teams like Swansea, Liverpool, and Leicester. In between, he also led Celtic to numerous titles before returning to England. Tottenham will consider appointing the 50-year-old at the helm but may also consider other options, including Mauricio Pochettino, Nagelsmann, and Luis Enrique.