Journalist Graeme Bailey has claimed that Brendan Rodgers remains a legitimate contender for the Tottenham job and suggested that the role might ‘fall into the lap’ of the former Leicester City boss soon.

Since Rodgers’ sacking at Leicester City, there has been some speculation about Spurs potentially approaching the Northern Irishman about replacing Antonio Conte at the helm.

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Football Insider claimed a couple of weeks ago that the 50-year-old is looking like the right fit for Spurs and that there is a ‘good chance’ the Lilywhites will move for him in the summer.

The report explained that Daniel Levy has been a long-time admirer of Rodgers, with the Spurs chairman said to have first tried to hire him over a decade ago when he was in charge of Swansea City.

However, the speculation linking Rodgers with a move to Spurs has died down over recent weeks, with Julian Nagelsmann now seemingly the frontrunner.

The Independent reported a couple of days ago that Daniel Levy will make a ‘strong attempt’ to persuade the German to take the job and if that proves unsuccessful, he is expected to turn his attention to Feyenoord boss Arne Slot.

Bailey believes that it is still too early to rule Rodgers out of the running for the Spurs job, given Levy’s admiration for the former Foxes boss.

The journalist said on Talking Transfers Podcast: “I keep coming back to Brendan Rodgers, I think this might be Brendan Rodgers’ job.

“I do, I don’t know why but it’s a feeling that I have. We know he’s on the list and Daniel Levy likes him.

“He’s a very good Premier League manager and it might fall into his lap with the way it’s going.”

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While I personally would not want Rodgers to be handed the job, I would acknowledge that he is a good manager and that one bad season at Leicester does not make him a bad coach.

It is worth remembering that Eddie Howe struggled in his final season at Bournemouth, which is why Spurs fans turned their noses up at the suggestion that he could be the right fit for the Lilywhites job.

The 45-year-old has since proved at St James’ Park that he is a top manager and the same could be true of Rodgers at his next job.

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