Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers would “definitely be interested” in potentially taking charge at Tottenham, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the north Londoners were still a “massive lure” despite their disappointing campaign.
As revealed by Football Insider last month, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is a long-time admirer of the Northern Irish boss and was his “preferred choice” to replace Harry Redknapp in 2012.
Tottenham confirmed Mourinho and his coaching staff had been relieved of their duties on Monday morning.
Hutton admitted he could not see Rodgers taking charge at Spurs right now after Leicester’s impressive season.
However, he suggested the former Celtic boss would be keen to listen to what Tottenham have to offer if approached.
Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “You look at Leicester. They’re top four with a brand new training ground as well.
“Arguably, just as good a squad. I understand obviously Tottenham have got the likes of Harry Kane, Bale sitting there.
“I think, if you’re a manager, it’s still a massive lure to go to Tottenham. They are a huge club, everybody knows that. They’ve got the quality within the squad to really hit a high level.
“Yes, they aren’t at the moment but if they get the right person in charge to take care of them, I think they could be very good. It’s always there, probably, in the back of his mind, Brendan Rodgers.
“Yes, he’s got a plan and he is trying to implement that at Leicester but it’s a big draw if Tottenham come calling.
“It’ll be an interesting one. I can’t really see him leaving Leicester at the moment but he’d definitely be interested if Spurs made their feelings towards him (known) to see how he would.”