Date published: Wednesday 12th May 2021 9:54 – Joe Williams
Spurs have finally given up hope of landing Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers to replace Jose Mourinho, according to reports.
The Portuguese boss was sacked at the end of last month following a run of poor performances and results, with Ryan Mason taking over as caretaker manager until the end of the season.
Tottenham have started their search for new boss with numerous names popping up in connection with a job in north London.
The likes of Julian Nagelsmann – before he agreed to take over as Bayern Munich boss – Nuno Espirito Santo, Graham Potter, Roberto Martinez, Scott Parker and Rodgers have all been linked at one point.
And now Football Insider claim that Spurs are ‘holding manager talks in the coming days but have given up hope of enticing Brendan Rodgers from Leicester City this summer’.
It never really looked likely that Rodgers would give up his job at Leicester with the club on an upward trajectory but the report confirms that the former Liverpool boss is ‘not looking to quit Leicester’ and ‘barring a shock U-turn, has been ruled out of the vacant post’.
Tottenham are not finding it easy to get their top targets with Football Insider adding that ‘the club have suffered complications in luring well-established Premier League managers’.
Parker, whose Fulham side were relegated on Monday, is a frontrunner for the job at Spurs with the former Chelsea midfielder ‘set to be interviewed’.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy ‘thinks highly of him and is not put off by Fulham getting relegated for the second time in three seasons’ with Belgium boss Martinez also ‘figuring prominently’.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have “unreservedly” apologised for their part in the European Super League and will have an elected fan representative on the board going forward.
A Spurs statement read: “We have seen football fans around the world come together to show their strength of feeling regarding the future of the game we all feel so passionately about, with strong views expressed on the proposed establishment of a new European Super League (ESL).
“It’s important to underline that we entered the ESL with the expectation that the format, rules and structures would evolve through dialogue with key parties, namely the Premier League, FA, UEFA, FIFA and, crucially, fans.
“It should never have been conveyed with certainty when it was in fact a framework agreement for consultation going forward.
“We should have challenged and reconsidered the annual access system. We wholeheartedly regret that we involved the club and that the legal process itself meant we were unable to consult our fans early on – we apologise unreservedly.”
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