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Rodgers the ‘leading candidate’ to replace Mourinho at Spurs

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is reportedly the ‘leading candidate’ to replace Jose Mourinho at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Despite the early season talk of a potential title challenge for Spurs, the season has gone somewhat sour in recent months. Mourinho’s side racked up 24 points from their opening 11 games, but have since picked up just 12 from the following 12 games – winning just three league games since Christmas, and losing four of their last five top-flight outings.

Such a run of form – which has left the North London outfit sitting in ninth – has understandably seen question marks being raised of the Portuguese, the serial winner having been brought to the club in an attempt to finally end their trophy drought.

They have, of course, already booked their place in the League Cup final against an imperious-looking Manchester City side, while they are still in the Europa League, but aside from their poor results, the style of football being offered up by Mourinho’s side has left a lot to be desired.

According to Football Insider, Daniel Levy is already making plans should he decide to pull what would be a very expensive plug on Mourinho’s tenure at the club, Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers said to be the Spurs chairman’s ‘leading candidate’ to be the next manager.

After impressing at Swansea and coming so close to ending Liverpool‘s title drought during his time at Anfield, Rodgers helped Celtic continue their domestic dominance of Scottish football, before returning to the Premier League to take over at the King Power Stadium two years ago this month.

The 48-year-old has stamped his mark on the East Midlands outfit and has seen them become genuine contenders for Champions League qualification, the club narrowly missing out on a return to Europe’s elite on the final game of last season.

The club now sit third in the division, Rodgers having put together a squad with a nice blend of youth and experience, a side that is producing some easy-on-the-eye football.

According to the report, Rodgers was Daniel Levy’s ‘preferred choice’ to take over back in 2012 following the departure of Harry Redknapp, and while he was said to be ‘keen’ on the role at White Hart Lane, it would be Liverpool who made the first approach with Spurs ultimately appointing Andre Villas-Boas following ‘Arry’s departure.

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