Date: 12th May 2021 at 4:40pm
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James Maw has featured on the edition of The View from The Lane podcast to discuss all things related to Tottenham Hotspur. 

The Lilywhites are still searching for their next permanent manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last month to end the 58-year-old’s 17-month stint at the club.

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One name which has been linked with potentially becoming the next Spurs boss is ’s, Brendan Rodgers.

The Foxes have endured a difficult week of Premier League action after drawing against 10- and an emphatic defeat at home to Newcastle United.

And in response to Leicester’s recent results which now has them in danger of not finishing in the top four, Maw provided his thoughts on Rodgers potentially becoming the next Spurs boss.

He said (20:50): “They’ve [Leicester] got two very difficult games and a game against Spurs to come, they could lose their Champions League place, and then how does that change that situation?  

“Are they [Spurs] put off Rodgers because for the second season in a row Leicester have fallen away, or does that change his mindset? Does that mean he’s more likely to want the job? I mean, he would put me off I think, I’d worry about that.  

“And, you know, given the whole thing, with in 2014 is slightly overstated, because basically their form in the second half of the season was really good and then they dropped points in two games basically. But it was still something of a late collapse. 

“And that does make you worry, a combination of a manager susceptible to late collapses, and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.”  

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TIF Thoughts on Maw’s concerns…

We can understand Maw’s concerns. Leicester showed similar issues at this stage of the campaign last season as they only recorded two wins in their last nine Premier League games.

However, on the whole, Rodgers has done a superb job at Leicester and it is a testament to his managerial skills that the Foxes are even in contention for a Champions League finish never mind occupying fourth spot.

We feel Rodgers should be one of the frontrunners in the Spurs managerial search, but it is whether he would be willing to leave Leicester to join Spurs which is the bigger question.

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