Tottenham’s defeat to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday told the story of two clubs and managers at completely different points of their projects.
Brendan Rodgers took over at Leicester just a few months ago and there is a lot of excitement around the club about the ideas he is trying to implement and the objectives he is trying to achieve.
Meanwhile, one couldn’t help but feel after that Pochettino’s relationship with the club and fan base has hit a bit of a plateau after more than five years at the club.
While the Argentine has undoubtedly done a remarkable job in North London and completely transformed the club both on and off the pitch, some fans have now starting to question if the 47-year-old has taken the club as far as he can.
Former Spurs forward and talkSPORT broadcaster Alan Brazil has now suggested that Rodgers could be the right man to take over at Spurs in the future.
Speaking during his Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on 20/9/19 (as relayed by HITC), Brazil said, “I don’t know if you agree, but Brendan – don’t get me wrong, he’s happy at Leicester. They’ve got lots of money, youth coming through as well – he’s possibly a future Tottenham manager.”
In response to Brazil’s assertion, Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara also revealed that he rated Rodgers extremely highly but suggested that Leicester was probably the best place for him.
O’Hara said, “I think he’s a brilliant manager, yeah. I really admire the way he plays – the way he handles himself. He’s got a philosophy.
“Whenever he goes into a football club he implements it straight away and he’s successful with it. They play fantastic stuff – he’s got a good squad at Leicester.
“I’ve been really impressed since he took over there with how they’ve been doing. The recruitment’s been fantastic.
“They’ve (the Leicester owners) built something there which will last a lifetime. It’s a fantastic club now, and the people there. It’s well-run. They’ve got you lads coming through. They’ve got everything right and they’re going in the right direction.
“For me, Brendan Rodgers is the perfect guy for that job.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While football fans are always prone to knee jerk reactions after defeats, the suggestions from some Spurs fans that perhaps it was time for Pochettino to leave is nothing short of disgraceful. The Argentine is in a way a victim of his own success given how much he has achieved in a relatively short period. I have full faith in the team to turn their form around and don’t expect Spurs to finish any lower than third.
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