Paul Merson claims this ‘£40m’ manager would be good fit for Spurs and Arsenal

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Tottenham Hotspur are struggling under Mauricio Pochettino this season in all competitions, as they have failed to live up to their Champions League Final of last year.

Spurs were battered and humiliated in the Champions League by Bayern Munich at their own stadium as the Germans sank them 7-2.

In the Carabao Cup, Spurs were knocked out on penalties by the lowest-ranked side still in the competition at the time, League Two Colchester United.

In the Premier League, Spurs look to be a sinking ship, dropping down to 14th after a draw at home to Sheffield United on Saturday.

Spurs have just 14 points from twelve games, winning just three of these. Compare this to Liverpool who were in the Champions League Final with Spurs last season, and have 11 wins from 12.

Ex-Arsenal man, Paul Merson, has now claimed that Spurs and Arsenal would both be a good fit for the Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers. He also adds that he would pay £40m for the gaffer.

Merson said (Sky Sports The Debate 11/11/19 at 10:40 pm): “I think he’s one of the best in the business. If I was Arsenal, I would have been ringing Leicester up and saying, ‘how much do you want?’. If you’re going to pay £72 million for a winger [Pepe] that hasn’t played in the Premier League and has played in the French league, I would pay £40 million for him tomorrow morning.”

“I would say Arsenal [would be a good fit for Rodgers]. Arsenal or Tottenham. I wouldn’t get rid of Pochettino, don’t get me wrong, I think he’s different class.

“I think them two teams will be looking at him. For me, if you’re going to bring Brendan Rodgers in and what he’s done with the teams he has been at like Swansea, Celtic, Liverpool and now Leicester, you give him a six-year plan and let him do what he wants to do. He improves players.”

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