Brendan Rodgers' stance on Tottenham job revealed

27 April 2021 06:20

Brendan Rodgers has 'no interest' in becoming the new manager of Tottenham, and believes Leicester have the potential to regularly challenge for a place in Europe.

Spurs are on the hunt for a new permanent boss following the departure of Jose Mourinho little less than a week before their Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City.

Brendan Rodgers embraces Kelechi Iheanacho after Leicester's win over Crystal Palace | Pool/Getty Images

Ryan Mason was named as interim head coach following the Portuguese tactician's exit, with Mason ultimately becoming the youngest ever Premier League boss.

A whole host of names have already been thrown into the mix regarding who Spurs will pinpoint as their main target to take the reins, with 90min exclusively revealing that Leicester boss Rodgers was top of their shortlist.

However, Sky Sports report that Rodgers has distanced himself from any such speculation, and that he has 'no interest' in talking to Tottenham about their managerial vacancy.

Rodgers believes that Leicester have the potential to upset the apple cart of the 'big six' and regularly qualify for Europe, and so does not wish to join a domestic rival.

The news leaves Spurs' hierarchy potentially having to regroup now Rodgers has committed his future to the Foxes, with news of Julian Nagelsmann's move to Bayern Munich another blow.

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has been named as a possible candidate for the job, along with Rangers' Steven Gerrard and former Juventus manager Max Allegri.

Spurs' list of suitors could well be shortened should they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Their catastrophic exit from the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb last month means that their only avenue to Champions League football is via a top four Premier League finish.

Dropped points against fellow European qualification hopefuls Everton, Manchester United and Arsenal have left their hopes of a top four finish hanging by a thread, and they're now five points off the Champions League places with just five games remaining.

Source: 90min