Tottenham may launch new Rodgers approach after manager twist - Hutton

Alan Hutton has suggested Tottenham may make a late move to try and prise Brendan Rodgers from Leicester City. 

The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Foxes’ failure to qualify for the Champions League could “sway” the 48-year-old.

As revealed by Football Insider last month, Tottenham were prepared to “offer Rodgers the earth” to take him from Leicester.

However, the Northern Irish manager has been vocal about his desire to remain at the King Power Stadium.

Spurs have since moved on to other targets and have spoken to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez three times over the vacant post.

It is understood the Lilywhites hope to make an appointment over the coming days.

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However, Hutton admitted he thought Tottenham still had their heart set on Rodgers.

As such, he suggested they could make a late play to poach him from Leicester.

Discussing Rodgers, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I think that’s who, behind the scenes, they’ll be trying their hardest. 

“Leicester have got a fantastic squad, new training ground, he’s done really, really well there. But you can’t argue Tottenham are a big draw. They’re a huge football club with everything there that’s needed to challenge the top four on a regular basis.

“I don’t know, I’ve just got this feeling that is who they would love to have. I’m not saying they can do it, I just think they would love to have him there.

“Obviously, with Leicester just dropping out the top four, you wonder if that could sway it. Obviously, Spurs aren’t in the Champions League but Leicester aren’t either. You just wonder if that may sway him one way or another.” 

Leicester slipped out of the top four on the final day with a 4-2 defeat to Spurs.

They will join West Ham in the Europa League, while Tottenham qualified for the Europa Conference League.

In other news, Tottenham are “very confident” star man will stay next season after new Levy talks.