Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers responds to Tottenham job links
- Premier League
- Hits: 4
Jose Mourinho sacked
After news of the European Super League engulfed the footballing world on Sunday, news of Jose Mourinho’s sacking has gone under the radar somewhat.
The Portuguese was relieved of his duties on Monday, less than a week before Spurs are set to face Manchester City in the League Cup final.
The sacking means that Tottenham have become the first side Mourinho has not won a single trophy with.
Ryan Mason has since taken temporary charge of the Lilywhites until the end of the season.
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Rodgers speaks on Tottenham
In all likelihood, though, Spurs are most probably going to appoint a more experienced figure ahead of 2021/22.
Julian Nagelsmann is said to be of interest to the north London outfit, though Bayern Munich are also believed to be keen to the RB Leipzig boss.
Elsewhere, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has been tipped as a potential target of Spurs.
However, when addressing the links on Tuesday, the Northern Irishman insisted his focus is on Leicester:
“It’s football, there is always speculation around, every job which comes up there will always be different managers speculated to go in.
“Tottenham is a fantastic club, it’s a huge club but my focus is here. I’m at a world-class training facility, the project we’re in here we still want to develop and have a lot of work to do.
“I have a great connection with the players, the board and we have plans to keep progressing.
“While I have the energy, the happiness and see that challenge continuing I’m very happy to be here. You can’t stop gossip but I don’t think about it.”
Quotes via Goal.