Tottenham Hotspur are still seeking for a new manager, and former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes Brendan Rodgers would be an excellent choice.
Leicester City fired the 50-year-old last weekend after four years with the East Midlands club.
He did an excellent job as Foxes boss, but the club’s results didn’t go as Rodgers planned this season. Thus, the Foxes demanded a replacement.
Few expected Leicester to be so bad this season, and despite their poor performance, Rodgers’ stock remains relatively high it seems.
Tottenham fired Antonio Conte less than two weeks ago. After his rage-filled rant, the Italian was forced to resign, and his assistant, Cristian Stellini, is now in control until the end of the season.
That was an odd option given so much is still on the line for Tottenham, but Daniel Levy did it, and it’s unlikely he’ll change his mind.
Tottenham will then attempt to hire a new manager this summer, and many names have been mentioned.
Rodgers is one of them, and according to Merson, and he checks a lot of boxes too.
Paul Merson on appointing Brendan Rodgers as new Spurs boss
The Sky Sports pundit wrote in his column on Sportskeeda: “Brendan Rodgers ticks a lot of boxes for Tottenham. He plays on the front foot, and that’s what the fans want.”
“They want to see an entertaining football team. They might not have won anything when I was playing, but they were very entertaining. They have the players to pull it off, and they could do well under Rodgers.”
Before this season, the Northern Irish manager had several fantastic seasons at the King Power Stadium, taking them to back-to-back fifth-place finishes and the led them to club’s first-ever FA Cup title.
With Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann available on the market, Rodgers may not be the bold appointment that Spurs fans are hoping for, but Paul Merson believes he could be a good fit.
Meanwhile, Spurs will next host top-four contenders Brighton on Saturday in an afternoon game.
The Seagulls have been excellent under Roberto De Zerbi, and their 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday moved them up to sixth in the Premier League, four points behind Tottenham Hotspur with two games in hand.