Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was being pushed towards Tottenham Hotspur last night.
Daily Record journalist Mark McDougall was linking the current Leicester City boss to the position. Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the Champions League finalists on Tuesday evening.
But, early this morning, Jose Mourinho took the reins of the north London club. However, Rodgers’ performances with Leicester are making him the ideal candidate to move up the footballing ladder.
Brendan Rodgers was tipped to join Spurs by journalist
The 46-year-old is flying high with the Foxes and is sitting high in the Premier League table.
Coupling with his Celtic record, then it’s little wonder why he is already being linked with greater jobs.
Mr McDougall was the first Scottish journalist to put Rodgers’ hat into the ring for the Spurs job. The sacking isn’t coming from left field by any means but Rodgers as the possible replacement did.
The consensus across pundits is Rodgers could be heading to the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United. A move to one of those clubs would present Rodgers with a much higher ceiling than Spurs could have awarded him.
Irishman is a better fit with other clubs
His philosophies and trajectory is better placed at the likes of the above clubs rather than a side-wards move to Spurs.
Rodgers would revitalise Arsenal or the Red Devils and have the backing to be able to win the league. However, with Spurs, he would just be another cog in the wheel in which a league win will be out of the question.
This begs the question as to why Mourinho wants to take the job – probably to try and fix his broken brand.
Arsenal’s appointment with Unai Emery is a wrong one, but Rodgers would be bang on the money. He would link up with Kieran Tierney again and essentially build a team around him.
But, there is a question on whether he will be backed the way he wants in the transfer market.
However, he may even be arguably more successful with the Manchester club. They have a better youth system than Arsenal and the Red Devils are arguably the biggest club in the world.
With Spurs, though, the difference would have been minuscule from where his currently is with Leicester. It’s good to see Rodgers being linked to the big names, but Spurs would have been a step in the wrong direction.