Sky Sports have revealed that Brendan Rodgers, who was linked with the Tottenham head coach role over the summer, is not interested in becoming the Newcastle boss.
Before Tottenham eventually replaced Jose Mourinho with Nuno Espirito Santo, Rodgers was thought to be one of the North London club’s prefered choices to take over.
The Northern Irishman has excelled since replacing Claude Puel at Leicester in February of 2019, leading the Foxes to a FA Cup triumph last season.
However, Rodgers distanced himself from the Spurs hot-seat, declaring his intention to continue with his project at the King Power Stadium.
Following Newcastle’s takeover by a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium, the Magpies are thought to be looking for a new manager to replace Steve Bruce.
Rodgers is one of the names who has been linked with the job but Sky Sports have now revealed that the 48-year-old is happy at Leicester and believes there is much to achieve with his current squad.
The report asserts that Rodgers has no interest in even talking to Newcastle about the possibility of taking over as manager.
Spurs Web Opinion
I find the speculation linking Newcastle with the likes of Conte and Rodgers to be a bit premature. While one cannot blame Newcastle fans for getting excited, I suspect they are in for a rude awakening if they believe that they are going to compete with the top six straight away.
No matter how much money they throw at the side, it will take them at least three to five years to be able to get into a position where they can attract big names and compete with the best sides in the division.
So, I do not see them as an immediate threat to Spurs but that will obviously change over the next few years, particularly if we continue going backwards.
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