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Paul Robinson explains why Brendan Rodgers could be tempted by Tottenham

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Paul Robinson explains why Brendan Rodgers could be tempted by Tottenham

Paul Robinson has told Sky Sports News on Thursday morning (10.55am) that Tottenham Hotspur is a “huge attraction” for any manager, when asked if Brendan Rodgers could be tempted to swap Leicester City for Spurs.

Following Jose Mourinho’s sacking, Rodgers is one of numerous big-name managers to be linked with the Spurs job. His name, along with Julian Nagelsmann, Marcelino and plenty of others are supposedly on Tottenham’s shortlist.

The former Liverpool and Celtic manager has already been asked if he would consider a move to Tottenham and stated that he is happy at Leicester – and while the Foxes continue to grow, he sees his future at the King Power.

“Tottenham is a fantastic club, it’s a huge club but my focus is here. I’m at a world-class training facility, we still want to develop. While I have the energy and see that challenge continuing I’m very happy to be here,” Rodgers said.

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Ex-Tottenham goalkeeper Robinson was asked whether Rodgers could be tempted with a move to Spurs, and Robinson stated that any manager will be attracted by Spurs. He also claimed Leicester are not on Tottenham’s level.

“He’s going to be linked to Spurs because he’s done a fantastic job at Leicester. He’s got a superb board that support him. Spurs is a huge attraction for anybody, globally they’re massive. Leicester aren’t on that level,” Robinson said.

TBR’s view – Would Rodgers take Spurs job?

His comments in the press conference were expected. He was hardly going to disrespect his current club by stating he wants the Spurs job – and if he said he did, it also shows an unloyalty that might put Spurs off.

But looking at the past, Rodgers left Celtic in the middle of the season to join Leicester – to the tune of mass criticism and controversy. The £192,000-a-week manager (Sun) is ambitious and career driven; he might be tempted.

The only issue is that at Leicester, as both Robinson and Rodgers state, he has an excellent board and an exciting group of players. It could hinge on whether Leicester qualify for the Champions League this season.

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