Former Leicester City and Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes that Brendan Rodgers should be considered a serious candidate for the managerial hot seat at either Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal the next time it arrives.
Rodgers had a successful spell with Celtic and has taken the role of head coach at Leicester City in his stride since his arrival in February.
The Foxes have been in exceptional form and are currently in contention for a Champions League spot this season above the likes of usual top four candidates Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs.
All three of these sides are currently dealing with speculation of their managers having their job under threat, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Express), Unai Emery (Mirror) and Mauricio Pochettino (BBC) being under pressure at their posts following poor start to the season.
Rodgers came desperately close to winning the league with Liverpool before dominating the Scottish league with Celtic and will be in the running for a managerial role with at least two of the three struggling sides, according to Martin Keown.
“If he continues to be successful at Leicester, next time when the big jobs come up he’ll be taken far more seriously”, Keown told Talksport on Friday.
“He’s only enhancing his reputation.
“You don’t want to see managers out of a job but if suddenly Pochettino is not the Tottenham manager I’m sure Brendan Rogers’ name is going to be mentioned, as it would be with Arsenal.”
Leicester have already beaten Tottenham this season under Rodgers and will be hoping for a second successive home win against Arsenal next week after cruising past the Gunners in a 3-0 victory last season.
Rodgers is having a seriously impressive season with the Foxes which has only enhanced his reputation to once again manage another top-six side.
He had recruited quality replacements with Caglar Soyuncu proving to be one of the bargains of the season after managing to replace Harry Maguire with relative ease.
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