A report from Football Transfers claims Tottenham Hotspur have now ‘formally’ offered the job to take over at Spurs to Brendan Rodgers, who had been linked with a move to Leeds United if we were relegated to the Championship.

The 50-year-old is currently without a job after losing his position at Leicester during the second half of the season. He spent four years in the role, surpassing 200 games in charge and winning the FA Cup, taking them to Europe.

It was his sixth stint in management. Rodgers began with two difficult spells at Watford and Reading, before taking the Swansea job in 2010. A move that was perfect, guiding Swansea to promotion. In 2012, Liverpool came calling.

Three years with the Reds almost wielded a Premier League title, before he moved to Celtic. Seven trophies, in less than three seasons, before Leicester. So, clearly, a top-quality manager that is closing in on 700 games as a boss.

It came as a surprise, then, when The Athletic reported that if Leeds are relegated this weekend – they would turn to Rodgers. As a manager, he has proven he’s above the Championship, over the years. Tottenham have been linked.

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Tottenham formally offer job to Rodgers who has been linked with Leeds

Meanwhile, Arne Slot has confirmed on Thursday morning that he will be remaining with Feyenoord – ending any hopes of Spurs being able to convince the Eredivisie title winner to move to North London. Spurs have to move on.

Football Transfers now claim that they have turned their attention to out-of-work Leeds target Rodgers. If that is the case, you would expect Rodgers would rather join Spurs – even if Leeds stay up, or return to the Championship.

Whether the reports are true, are yet to be confirmed. But, clearly, Spurs are looking to move on quickly from the frustration of missing out on Slot. Rodgers would be a solid move for a Spurs side struggling to qualify for Europe.

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