Leicester City journalist Rob Tanner has given his views on the situation regarding Brendan Rodgers amidst Tottenham’s reported interest.
Reports this week have suggested that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in bringing in the Foxes boss following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last week, with Football Insider claiming that Spurs will look to treble his wages if he were to make the move to North London.
However, speaking on the 5000/1 podcast, Tanner claims that Rodgers has no intention of going anywhere right now, and could use his time at Leicester to position himself for an even bigger job in the future:
“He sees progress at the club. He’s got all the resources that he needs at the moment. I’m sure he wants a few signings in the summer to strengthen as well, but he still sees a challenge at Leicester City and you can’t argue with that. If he can get them into the Champions League, he will have a Champions League campaign. He’s got the first FA Cup Final for 52 years to look forward to…
“So I think he backs himself that if one day, and I think it’s inevitable one day that he will move on from Leicester City to seek another challenge as he has done throughout his career, but I think he backs himself to get an even bigger job than Tottenham to be honest. But right now he’s more than happy where he is.”
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TIF Thoughts on Rob Tanner’s comments about Brendan Rodgers’ future at Leicester City…
If Tanner’s view of the situation is right, then it certainly is a big gamble for him to take on his abilities. Because whilst Leicester have had a fantastic season, part of that does come down to the disaster that other ‘big’ teams have had, such as Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
And if they bounce back next season and Leicester don’t finish as high as they have done the previous two seasons, it could indicate that not all of their success was down to him, and could persuade bigger teams to rethink his abilities.
Let’s just see if it ends up paying off for him, because he might not get this chance to manage a bigger club for some time.