English Premiership

Leicester boss Rodgers was Spurs' first choice - Report

2019-11-21 07:21
Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho (Tottenham Website)

Cape Town - Tottenham reportedly tried to bring in Brendan Rodgers as Mauricio Pochettino's replacement before opting to hire Jose Mourinho.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the north London club, with the appointment coming less than 12 hours after Spurs parted company with Pochettino on Tuesday evening.

On joining Spurs, 56-year-old said: "I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters.

"The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me."

Mourinho, who won three Premier League titles in two spells with Chelsea, had been out of management since leaving United in December last year.

However, the Daily Mail claims that 'Brendan Rodgers was Tottenham's first choice' to take over from Mauricio Pochettino.

The report adds: 'Levy enquired about Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers but was told prising him away from the King Power Stadium would be impossible so turned to Jose Mourinho.'

- TeamTalk Media

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Sunday, 15 December 2019
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur, Molineux Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v Everton, Old Trafford 16:00
Arsenal v Manchester City, Emirates Stadium 18:30
Monday, 16 December 2019
Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion, Selhurst Park 21:45
Saturday, 21 December 2019
West Ham United v Liverpool, London Stadium 02:00
Everton v Arsenal, Goodison Park 14:30
Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Carrow Road 17:00
Newcastle United v Crystal Palace, St. James' Park 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Sheffield United, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Aston Villa v Southampton, Villa Park 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Burnley, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Leicester City, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.