Report: Daniel Levy has renewed hope of tempting 48-year-old manager to Tottenham
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly been given renewed hope that he could tempt Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers to north London this summer.
According to the Sun, 48-year-old Foxes boss Rodgers has been the preferred target for Spurs in their search for a new full-time manager.
It is explained that Spurs felt the Northern Irishman could be beyond their reach if Leicester qualified for the Champions League. However, that is now at risk going into the final day of the season on Sunday.
Leicester sit fifth in the Premier League table right now and as it stands are heading for next season’s Europa League. But they could still sneak back into the top four on the final day depending on the results of the teams above them, Chelsea and Liverpool.
The report states that Levy believes he could lure Rodgers away from the King Power Stadium if Leicester miss out on the Champions League, and will make his move if that happens. Additionally, he would give him a large transfer kitty to rebuild the Spurs squad.
If this does have some truth behind it, it’s rather fitting that Leicester’s final game of the season is in fact against seventh-placed Spurs, who themselves need the points to ensure they have some kind of European football at the club next season.
Spurs fans are still very much in the dark about who will be the club’s successor to Jose Mourinho, as interim boss Ryan Mason will take charge of his last game at the helm this Sunday.
Rodgers is an outstanding candidate, winning the FA Cup with Leicester this season and turning them into a top side during his two-and-a-half years at the club.
He went on record in April to claim (talkSPORT) Spurs are a “fantastic club” amid speculation linking him with them, but that his focus is solely on Leicester.
The weekend’s result certainly could have a big impact on who the next Spurs boss is, as whoever it is will surely want some kind of European football.
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