Troy Deeney has told TalkSPORT that he believes Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers would welcome the opportunity to manage Tottenham Hotspur in the future – but claims the Northern Irish boss is not going to leave the King Power soon.
Mourinho eased some of the pressure on his shoulders after an away win over Aston Villa on Sunday evening – having suffered defeats to Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb over the past week, the latter knocking them out disappointingly early in Europe.
There had been suggestions that Mourinho may face the sack if he fails to secure Champions League football, and being knocked out of the Europa League has hindered their chances of that. They sit three points behind Chelsea, who are currently in fourth.
Deeney, who has been linked with Spurs in the past 12 months, responded when asked where he could see Leicester manager Rodgers in the future – and he replied by naming Tottenham as a possible future home for the ex-Celtic and Liverpool gaffer.
“Spurs,” Deeney said, when asked if another Premier League team could tempt Rodgers. “I don’t think it’s a step up, but it is a job that would interest him. Naturally, fans require a certain style of football. They’ve got young, quality players there.
“I don’t think he’s going to move any time soon. If you look at Leicester and what they’re building, they’ve got the perfect mix. From top to bottom, it is solid. Everyone is on the same page. There is transparency in the way they talk.
TBR’s view – Rodgers might be perfect for Tottenham
£190,000-a-week manager (TalkSPORT) Rodgers is showing everything at Leicester that Tottenham fans want in their side. Bring through young players, but keep an older core of talent. Good business in the market, and attractive style of football.
Question marks have been raised over some of Spurs signings. Carlos Vinicius only scored his first league goal on Sunday, Matt Doherty has been inconsistent and Gareth Bale has only just got going. Rodgers, meanwhile, has done well at Leicester.
Youri Tielemans, Wesley Fofana, Ayoze Perez, Timothy Castagne and certainly James Justin have all done well – having been signed by Rodgers. He might be ideal for Spurs, but they will have to wait until he leaves Leicester – which could be some time.