Tottenham refuses to give up Brendan Rodgers with the behind-the-scenes hope at Spurs that the Leicester boss will change his mind and leave the Foxes to take over from Jose Mourinho
- Tottenham are still hoping they can convince Brendan Rodgers to become the next boss
- The Leicester manager publicly ruled out on Wednesday
- Rodgers is the club’s preferred candidate after Julian Nagelsmann joined Bayern
- Talks lined up with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag and he is willing to consider a job
Tottenham is not giving up on convincing Brendan Rodgers to take the job of their vacant head coach, despite the Leicester boss’s public statement that he does not want the role.
Sportsmail Revealed exclusively on Wednesday that Tottenham failed in another move to convince the Foxes boss to fill the role Jose Mourinho left last week.
On Wednesday, Rodgers publicly stated that he was not eligible for the job at Tottenham.
Tottenham remains hopeful that they can convince Brendan Rodgers to become head coach
The Leicester boss publicly excluded himself from the Spurs job earlier this week
But it is clear that Spurs are not ready to turn their backs on Rodgers, although they are in talks with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, who is emerging as a candidate for the position.
But Tottenham’s refusal to give up hope of luring Rodgers indicates that the Northern Irishman is now the club’s preferred candidate following Julian Nagelsmann’s appointment as the next Bayern Munich boss.
There is some hope behind the scenes at Tottenham that the former Liverpool boss could change his mind depending on how Leicester round out their season.
The Foxes will qualify for the Champions League and face Chelsea in the FA Cup final next month.
There is hope behind the scenes in North London that Rodgers will change his mind after all
And while Rodgers has reservations about leaving Leicester for Spurs this summer, there is also recognition from all sides that the process of wrestling the 48-year-old away from King Power Stadium can get ugly and very expensive, as he has four more. years. to run on his contract.
On the other hand, Ten Hag only has one year to go for his current deal at Ajax, and would be relatively cheaper to get hold of.
Obviously, the Dutchman is aware of Tottenham’s interest and would be willing to hold talks about the role.
In fact, sources claim that Ajax chiefs think Ten Hag would be tempted by the role.
Spurs have held talks with Erik ten Hag and the Ajax boss is willing to discuss the job