Despite Tim Sherwood believing Brendan Rodgers decided to stay loyal to Leicester City having previously said to have rejected an approach from Tottenham, he has suggested that the Foxes have not repaid the faith.

Some reports indicated last summer that Rodgers was Tottenham’s first-choice managerial target to replace Jose Mourinho (90 min).

However, the 49-year-old distanced himself from the Spurs hot seat at the time, declaring his intention to continue with his project at Leicester (talkSPORT).

Spurs eventually ended up appointing Nuno Espirito Santo after a long managerial search last summer but the Portuguese coach lasted just a few months in the job before being replaced by Antonio Conte.

After helping Tottenham to turn their season around and qualify for the Champions League last season, Conte is now embarking on his first full season at the North London club.

Sherwood has now suggested that Rodgers might have been better off joining Spurs or Manchester United, given that Leicester have failed to back him in this summer’s transfer window.

The former Tottenham interim head coach told Soccer Saturday (06/08/22 at 12:20 pm): “The problem is that Brendan (Rodgers) has recently signed a new contract. He must have had discussions with them (the Leicester board about transfers).

“Not just about the small future, but surely it had to be a few years down the line? He would have talked to them. Something has gone on there. Brendan has come out last week and said ‘we need to balance the books’.

“Why would he sign a contract? He could have gone to Tottenham. He had the opportunity to go to Manchester United. He stayed loyal to the football, signed his contract and now they have pulled the plug out of the bath.

“The players are going and they aren’t replacing them. Unless, they do something very, very quick. I think they are in trouble and they will finish in the bottom half.”

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It has been well-documented that Rodgers has many admirers among the Spurs hierarchy (The Athletic). So, the Leicester boss would have likely got the Tottenham job last summer if he wanted it.

In the end, we should be thanking our lucky stars that the 49-year-old rejected us, given that we ended up with Antonio Conte not soon after.

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