Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers are the bookies’ early favorites to replace Jose Mourinho after his firing from Tottenham … with Steven Gerrard and Massimiliano Allegri also in the fray
RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is the early favorite to become the new Tottenham boss after Jose Mourinho was ruthlessly axed on Monday.
According to Betfair, Nagelsmann leads the way with Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers second and Spurs hero Ledley King third.
Masimilliano Allegri is fourth on the list with Rangers manager and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard a standout name in the running.
RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann is the early favorite to become the new Tottenham boss
Brendan Rodgers (right) is also linked but has a contract with Leicester until 2025
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Julian Nagelsmann 7/2
Brendan Rodgers 5/1
Ledley King 9/1
Massimiliano Allegri 10/1
Steven Gerrard 12/1
Scott Parker 12/1
Rafa Benitez 14/1
Nuno Espirito Santo 14/1
Gareth Southgate 16/1
Maurizio Sarri 16/1
Diego Simeone 1/20
Graham Potter 20/1
Roberto Martinez 1/20
Mauricio Pochettino 1/25
Tim Sherwood 100/1
Mourinho was unceremoniously dumped by Tottenham on Monday morning, just six days from the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley.
Nagelsmann was linked with Tottenham’s job last year before eventually moving for the Portuguese boss.
Last week, it was reported in German media that Nagelsmann, 33, has a £ 17 million release clause in his contract with Leipzig – news that could deter Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Leicester, meanwhile, would be eager not to lose manager Rodgers to a direct rival they’ve taken over from the battle for European places in recent seasons.
He too would likely charge a hefty fee to get out of his deal with Leicester, where he has a contract that runs until 2025.
King is a surprising name associated with the vacancy, but he teamed up with Mourinho at Tottenham. The former England defender, 40, is currently the assistant coach of the first team.
Allegri, meanwhile, would represent a cheaper option with an elite-level pedigree, having won six Serie A titles in his time as manager in Italy – one with Milan and five with Juventus. He does not currently have a club.
Gerrard had his best season as a manager to date after leading Rangers to the Scottish league title at the expense of fierce rival Celtic, who went for an unprecedented ten in a row.
Massimiliano Allegri would be a cheaper option that would arrive with pedigree
Steven Gerrard has enjoyed his best season to date as a manager, winning the league at Rangers
Gerrard has long been mooted as a potential successor to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and his desire to one day become a manager at his youth club is well known.
Would Spurs chairman Daniel Levy name someone so closely associated with a rival? And would Gerrard want to work for a boss who is a notoriously strict negotiator and who would almost certainly get in his way if Liverpool called?
For now, Chris Powell and Ryan Mason are finishing the season at Tottenham and kicking off with a baptism of fire in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday.