Tottenham ‘will make another attempt to recruit Brendan Rodgers as their new boss if Leicester fail to qualify for the Champions League’… with Daniel Levy ‘desperate for Spurs to shatter the Foxes’ top four bid on Sunday’
- Tottenham will renew their interest in Brendan Rodgers if Leicester miss top four
- The Foxes are sitting outside of the Champions League places on goal difference
- Spurs play Leicester in the final Premier League game of the season on Sunday
- Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is said to be desperate to shatter their top four bid
Tottenham will reportedly make another attempt to hire Brendan Rodgers as their new manager if Leicester fail to qualify for the Champions League on Sunday.
Liverpool’s victory over Burnley on Wednesday night saw the Foxes drop out of the top four for the first time since December, meaning their fate is no longer in their own hands going into the final day.
According to The Sun, Rodgers is still Daniel Levy’s first choice to replace Jose Mourinho but the Spurs chairman feared he would not be able to tempt the Northern Irishman if Leicester secured Champions League football.
Tottenham will make another move for Brendan Rodgers if Leicester miss out on the top four
Daniel Levy is desperate for Spurs to end the Foxes’ top four hopes when they meet on Sunday
But Levy is reportedly now desperate for Spurs to shatter the Foxes’ top four bid when the two teams play each other at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
Leicester missed out Champions League qualification on the final day of last season and risk suffering the same fate for a consecutive campaign.
They are level on points with Liverpool but four goals worse off while Chelsea are a point ahead of them both in third.
Spurs, who sit in seventh, need to win and hope West Ham lose in order to secure a place in the Europa League.
The Foxes’ defeat by Chelsea and Liverpool’s win at Burnley saw them drop out of the top for
Finishing seventh would see them drop into the newly formed Europa Conference League.
However, Spurs could also miss out on Europe entirely as Everton are level on 59 points while rivals Arsenal are only one behind on 58.
Rodgers, who led Leicester to their first FA Cup last weekend, has four years left to run on his contract.
The 48-year-old pledged his commitment to the Foxes when he was first linked with the Spurs job in April.
Rodgers led Leicester to their first FA Cup and previously pledged his commitment to the club
‘I’m very, very happy here. I have a huge respect here for the players, the board and I really feel that I want to continue my work here,’ Rodgers said last month.
‘I’ve got a set of players that give me their heart and soul every single day and also I can see a future here in terms of the development of the squad.
‘Tottenham is a great club, one of the biggest clubs in Britain but for me I’m just in a really, really happy place in my life.’