Ally McCoist has identified Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers as the leading candidate to take over at Tottenham if Mauricio Pochettino eventually leaves the club.
Pochettino’s future has come into question after Spurs’ disjointed start to the season, with reports suggesting Manchester United are ready to make their move after the Londoners rejected approaches from two other clubs – read more here.
Following claims a senior Tottenham player has expressed boredom at Pochettino’s methods, there could be some truth behind suggestions the Argentinian’s tenure is gradually coming to an end, which would result in a new face in the Spurs dugout.
Speaking on talkSPORT, McCoist – who is among the more entertaining pundits when he co-commentates on matches for ITV – put Rodgers’ name forward for the job if it becomes available soon.
“Brendan is the ideal choice for Tottenham, he is a clever man and is an excellent coach,” McCoist said (via The Boot Room). “He has an excellent side at Leicester. Whether he would leave Leicester, I don’t know.”
Rodgers masterminded a comeback victory over Tottenham last week when Leicester came from a goal behind to beat Pochettino’s men 2-1 at the King Power Stadium, though the Foxes were fortunate Spurs had a goal ruled out by the narrowest of VAR offside calls.
The former Liverpool ultimately failed to bring success to Anfield despite an impressive season in 2013/14, and there would be questions marks over his credentials to manage a top six club again if Tottenham were genuinely interested in appointing him.