Tottenham foiled in another attempt to lure Brendan Rodgers to White Hart Lane as Leicester boss stays true to his Foxes side on the brink of Champions League qualification
- Brendan Rodgers was one of Tottenham’s main goals to become a manager
- But the Leicester boss has no interest in leaving the King Power stadium
- The snub comes when Bayern Munich swooped to Julian Nagelsmann from Leipzig
- Spurs are looking for a new manager after parting ways with Jose Mourinho
Tottenham failed to persuade Brendan Rodgers to become the club’s next manager.
Julian Nagelsmann and Rodgers were the preferred two candidates for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to replace Jose Mourinho, who was fired last week.
But German coach Nagelsmann was confirmed as Bayern Munich’s next manager on Tuesday morning.
Brendan Rodgers has turned down the opportunity to become Tottenham’s next manager
Leicester defeated Crystal Palace on Monday in a big step towards Champions League football
Rodgers has been known to have reservations about becoming Tottenham’s next boss, something Levy would be aware of.
But Sportsmail understands that new advances have been made in the past 48 hours as to whether Rodgers would be interested in taking the job.
However, it is clear that the Northern Irishman’s attitude has not changed. Rodgers is on the verge of piloting his team back into the Champions League and wants the chance to put the team he has built up against the best in Europe next season.
The former Liverpool boss also has a firm grip on Leicester’s football operation, not something he will necessarily have at Tottenham.
And it now seems clear that Levy will have to look elsewhere for Mourinho’s replacement.
Highly rated Julian Nagelsmann was announced as Bayern Munich’s new boss on Tuesday
Tottenham fired Jose Mourinho as manager last week due to a disappointing season
Sportsmail reported on Monday how Levy will not let his search for a new manager drag into the summer for long, with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag coming forward as a candidate.
Levy is keen to avoid a long drawn-out scenario that will affect the new manager’s preparation time for next season.
This summer’s European Championships will cause significant disruption to clubs ahead of next season, an issue Levy is well aware of.
The Spurs leader wants to give Mourinho’s successor as much time as possible to implement his plans for next season and sources say he will act decisively to ensure clarity in the situation as early as possible.
Levy wants to appoint a manager with a clear attacking direction amid concerns from the club about Mourinho’s more pragmatic approach during his reign.
Sportsmail understands that Ten Hag is one of the candidates Levy is now considering replacing Mourinho after the news about Nagelsmann and Rodgers.
The Ajax boss’s current deal expires at the end of next season, meaning he will likely be relatively cheap to release from his existing contract, which suits Tottenham, who have been in a tight financial position due to Covid’s impact. framework works.
Ten Hag’s team conquers the Dutch title this season, Ajax’s second under the age of 51, and he can be tempted by a new challenge.
Rodgers’ disapproval makes Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy reconsider his options for a new coach
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is now a big contender to succeed Mourinho at Tottenham
Sources claim that Roberto Martinez would be interested in the vacancy at Tottenham after the European Championship with Belgium, while England boss Gareth Southgate’s work with the national team has not gone unnoticed at Tottenham.
Ralf Rangnick is also on the club’s radar.
Ryan Mason is currently in the preliminary lead, but is not expected to be permanently in the running for the job.
However, if the 29-year-old manages to send Tottenham back into the Champions League with a top four finish, there could be a tidal wave of support for Mason to get the reins full time.