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Ally McCoist says Brendan Rodgers is ideal replacement for Tottenham manager

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Ally McCoist says Brendan Rodgers is ideal replacement for Tottenham manager

Ally McCoist has told Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast show on TalkSPORT (Friday, 7.40am) that Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers would be the ideal replacement for Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur – if the Argentine departs.

Pochettino is struggling at Tottenham despite reaching the Champions League final last season, winning just two of his eight league and cup outings in charge of the north London club. There has been suggestions that the squad is unsettled.

Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld are all in the final months of their contract and are expected to leave the club. There have also been claims that Pochettino hsa taken Spurs as far as they can go.

With Pochettino under pressure and his future in doubt, McCoist was asked who would be the perfect replacement for the Argentine and he suggested former Celtic manager and current Leicester boss Rodgers.


“Brendan is the ideal choice for Tottenham, he is a clever man and is an excellent coach. He has an excellent side at leicester, whether he would leave leicester, I don’t know,” McCoist said.

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TBR’s view – McCoist is right, Rodgers is perfect for Spurs

The way Rodgers gets his sides playing – Swansea, Celtic, Liverpool – have all been excellent. Possession-based football from the goalkeeper to the striker, high press, high tempo, attacking football. It is just what Spurs need.

It is was the Spurs started under Pochettino. But as the squad harmony begins to stagnate, Spurs have become negative and slow – looking to keep the ball instead of taking risks. Against Colchester, Pochettino was very defensive.

Despite the massive difference in quality, Spurs named a three-man defence and two holding midfielders. Rodgers, 46, would have Spurs purring again.

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