Just a few days ago, we championed Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers to replace Jose Mourinho, who had been sacked. But, by stating he is happy at Leicester, Rodgers moots a move to replace Mourinho as the Tottenham head coach.
Jose Mourinho’s firing from north London has left Spurs in the market for another coach.
Ryan Mason has taken charge as the caretaker manager, in the meantime. With Mourinho fired at the eve of the EFL Cup final, Mason had a week to prepare Tottenham. But, the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium being only his second match in charge, Spurs lost 1-0 to Manchester City.
Rodgers Moots a Move to Replace Mourinho
Leicester boss Rodgers signed a contract in December 2019 that bound him to the club through to 2025.
And while Rodgers is aware of the speculation linking him to Spurs, the Northern Irishman is already “very, very happy”.
“Tottenham is a great club, one of the biggest clubs in Britain but for me I’m just in a really, really happy place in my life,” he said firmly.
He is content in his role at Leicester, who may finish Premier League in the top-four:
“I’m very, very happy here and I’m happy because I’ve got a set of players that give me their heart and soul every single day and also I can see a future here in terms of the development of the squad.”
“I have a huge respect here for the players, the board and I really feel that I want to continue my work here,” he continued.
“I’ve got a really strong relationship with the board,” he remarked, decidedly. “We work very closely together and for me I always knew what the challenge was coming here, to try and improve the squad.”
“I think over the last couple of years what we’ve been able to do is build an infrastructure around behaviour and creating a mind set in order to win,” he elaborated.
“That’s not easy and it’s taken us a couple of years but you see now the mentality around developing that will and desire to win. And now for the next period of years let’s see if we can roll that out now that we’ve created that mentality.”
Other Avenues No Longer Open
Various other candidates have also been mooted, from Maurizio Sarri to Erik ten Hag, to even Julian Nagelsmann. The latter will join Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig at the turn of the season.
Now, Spurs may set their sights on talent closer to home. They are planning a raid on their Premier League rivals from the King Power Stadium.