Is Brendan Rodgers the right man to replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham?
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Is Brendan Rodgers the right man to replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham?

According to 90min, Brendan Rodgers has emerged as the frontrunner for the job at Tottenham Hotspur if manager Jose Mourinho is fired.

After a disastrous start to the 2019/20 season, Mourinho took over at Tottenham from Mauricio Pochettino, who was hugely successful in England.

Spurs finished sixth in the Premier League in his first few months, qualifying for the Europa League.

The Lilywhites' 2020/21 campaign seemed to be even more promising.

In November and December, they were at the top of the table for four weeks, beating Manchester City and Arsenal.

Since then, though, things have turned sour. Tottenham has only won six of their last 17 league games, and they are now in eighth place.

The football has been uninspiring, and they've had to depend on Harry Kane and Heung-min Son's individual brilliance to get them through games.

On Thursday evening, the North Londoners suffered their most humiliating defeat of the season.

Spurs were defeated 3-0 by Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League, effectively ending their hopes of competing in the Champions League next season after winning the first leg 2-0 at home.

This has sparked widespread speculation about Mourinho's job security, with 90min claiming that Rodgers is the frontrunner to succeed the former Real Madrid boss.

With just nine games left, Rodgers has led Leicester City to third position in the Premier League, eight points ahead of fifth place. Given their injury issues this season, this is particularly remarkable.

The Northern Irishman's contract at the King Power Stadium has more than four years left on it, and he is one of the league's highest-paid coaches. Tottenham would have to pay a lot of money to get him away from Leicester.

Julian Nagelsmann of RB Leipzig, Carlo Ancelotti of Everton, and Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus are among the other managers on Spurs' shortlist.

For the time being, they have one more opportunity to save their season in April when they face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. A victory will put an end to their long wait for silverware, since they haven't won anything since 2008.

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