Tottenham are a “very tempting offer” for Brendan Rodgers but he is likely to stay put at “exciting” Leicester City.
That is according to former Premier League star Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider with Jose Mourinho under crushing pressure in the Spurs hot seat and Rodgers among the bookies’ favourites to replace him.
Tottenham have lost five of their last six Premier League games and find themselves 9th in the table, nine points outside the promised land of the top-four.
Rodgers’ Leicester City meanwhile have lost just once in their last 12 league outings and sit in 3rd place with a six-point cushion on Chelsea in 5th.
Football Insider revealed last week Rodgers is a leading contender to replace Mourinho and was Daniel Levy’s “preferred” choice nine years ago.
He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “It’s a very tempting offer. As a manager and a player, you’re always looking for that next chapter, that next challenge.
“Brendan Rodgers has assembled such a great team there, organised and great to watch. They’re great going forward and there’s excitement in that midfield area generated by Barnes and Maddison.
“It really is a joy to watch Leicester these days and that is down to the manager, his tactics and the way he likes to set up his players.
“Take nothing away from Brendan Rodgers, he’s been at big clubs before. Celtic, Liverpool, he knows what it’s all about. He knows how to run things and he’s a manager that many clubs would be tempted to try and prize away. But right now he’s just enjoying life at Leicester.
“He’s still got a job to finish. I don’t think he’ll be thinking about anything else but the next game. It would be very hard to persuade him to go to Spurs because he’s got backup from the board, they’ve got great facilities and fantastic players.
“It’s down to the manager, isn’t it? Does he want a new challenge? But he still has lots to do at Leicester. They could be in the Champions League next year.”
Rodgers and Mourinho worked together at Chelsea, with the former a youth coach during the Special One’s first spell at Stanford Bridge.
Since then, Rodgers has held positions with Watford, Reading, Swansea City, Liverpool, Celtic and now Leicester