Tottenham board split over the hiring of Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers
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Tottenham board split over the hiring of Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers

Tottenham board is split over the hiring of Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers as their new boss.

Spurs are in the market for a new manager to take charge of the team from next season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier last week with Rodgers among the contenders to replace the Portuguese.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is trying to persuade his fellow execs the Leicester chief is still a suitable candidate but the board is still sore about disparaging comments Rodgers made about the North London club after turning down an approach from them nine years ago according to a report from The Sun.

RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann remains a top target for the North London club but there are reports that he would fancy a move to Bayern Munich should Hansi Flick leave the club for the Germany national team role.

Apart from the Leipzig boss, Spurs have been linked with a move for England manager Gareth Southgate as well as a series of names.

Levy is said to be a long-time admirer of Rodgers, having previously tried to lure him to White Hart Lane during the Northern Irishman's spell in charge at Swansea in 2012.