Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly targeting Brendan Rodgers (50-Northern Ireland) as their new manager, and are even planning to bring in Yuri Tillemans (26) and James Maddison (26), two of Rodgers’ former ‘protégés’ at Leicester City (England), at the same time.
British media outlet ‘Football Transfer’ reported on the 26th (KST), “Tottenham are understood to have formally offered Rodgers the managerial job. However, Graham Potter (48-England) and Luis Enrique (53-Spain) are also on the shortlist and are being monitored,” according to an exclusive source.
Tottenham have been searching for their next manager since sacking Antonio Conte (53-Italy) at the end of March, but the search has continued to be difficult. With the departure of Fabio Paratici (50-Italy) due to FIFA disciplinary action, there is no suitable candidate to lead the negotiations, and the club’s failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) has caused talks to stall repeatedly.
In fact, Julian Nagelsmann (35, Germany), who had been linked with the job since last month, fell through due to differences over player signing rights and the appointment of a new head coach. More recently, talks have been centered on the appointment of Arnie Schlot (44, Netherlands), and some have even claimed that a deal has been finalized, but he was rejected again after failing to close the gap on penalties and salary 안전놀이터.
With the search for a manager back to square one, Tottenham are now on the move again as they narrow down their list of candidates. In the midst of this, Rodgers, who is currently untouchable after parting ways with Leicester City (England) by mutual consent last month, has emerged.
Tottenham are said to have been impressed with Rodgers’ longevity and consistency in the English Premier League (EPL). In fact, he started as Chelsea’s (England) academy coach in 2004 and went on to manage Watford, Reading (England), and Swansea City (Wales). He then went on to manage Liverpool (England) and Celtic (Scotland) before most recently taking over at Leicester City.
Tottenham, in particular, are planning to bolster their squad with the appointment of Rodgers and the simultaneous signings of Tillemans and Maddison, two of his protégés at Leicester City until last month. However, it is still unclear whether chairman Daniel Levy (60-England) will approve the move.