Report: Spurs put off by hefty price tag for potential Mourinho successor

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The Sun have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could be about to end their pursuit of Brendan Rodgers after being scared away by the potential cost of around £70m for bringing him and his staff to the club.

With Julian Nagelsmann on his way to Bayern Munich at the end of the season and Erik Ten Hag signing a one-year contract extension with Ajax, Rodgers is rumoured to be Tottenham’s number one target.

However, previous reports had suggested that Spurs are aware that they face an uphill battle to land the Leicester City boss.

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The Sun report that while Daniel Levy was initially confident of appointing Rodgers, the cost of doing so has caused the club hierarchy to rethink their plans.

It is said that the North Londoners would have to offer a four-year contract of £12.5m a year to Rodgers, compensation of around £20m to Leicester and would also have to shell out for the ex-Liverpool manager’s backroom staff, taking the total cost of appointing the Northern Irishman to around £70m.

The report claims that Tottenham have been unable to come up with such a package and could be about to end their pursuit of Rodgers.

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While Rodgers is clearly the outstanding candidate among the options that are left, I doubt we would be able to convince him to abandon the project he has at Leicester. I also do not see us shelling out big money in the current climate, especially with the rebuild which the squad requires in the upcoming transfer window.

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  1. Brendan doesn’t want spurs, Nagalsmann doesn’t want spurs, Tag doesn’t want spurs, any quality manager aint going to risk their reputation under the idiot Levy. I guarantee if Levy wasn’t in charge these top managers would jump at the chance to manage spurs. They should have kept Jose who was actually doing a good job. Unfortunately there are too many idiots in punditry and fan base who have been brainwashed by the media into hating Jose, its rather pathetic. yes the football wasnt great but attacking wise our statistics were the best we have shown for a while and the players with a future at the club like son and kane actually loved Jose. These are the players you care about not the idiots like Delle etc who are only constantly moaning behind the scenes because they aren’t playing regularly. Rather than working hard like Ndombele, Delle would rather throw the manager under the bus like he did Poch. Problem is these are the players you dont want and a chairman you dont want is the one who listens like Levy. Constantly undermining his manager and not moving player on freeing up space and money for squad investment. Levy is the problem behind our failure on the pitch. Why would a manager take a job like this with his hands tied behind his back

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