Paul Merson has urged Tottenham to appoint Brendan Rodgers, remarking that the recently departed Leicester City boss can get the Lilywhites to play attacking football once again.

Reports over recent weeks have indicated that Spurs are on the lookout for a manager who plays progressive football and who can build a long-term project at the club (beIN SPORTS).

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That is perhaps why some sources have indicated over recent days that the North London club have narrowed their shortlist to four candidates – Julian Nagelsmann, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Frank and Arne Slot (Daily Star).

Rodgers is also now back on the market after he parted ways with Leicester and there have been some suggestions lately that Spurs could approach the 50-year-old.

Football Insider claimed on Monday that Daniel Levy first contacted the Norther Irishman over replacing Harry Redknapp back in 2012 and is now set to reach out to him once more, 11 years on.

Merson believes that the former Liverpool boss would be a good fit for Tottenham as he will deliver the kind of football that Spurs fans want to see.

The pundit told Sportskeeda: “Brendan Rodgers ticks a lot of boxes for Tottenham. He plays on the front foot, and that’s what the fans want. They want to see an entertaining football team. 

“They might not have won anything when I was playing, but they were very entertaining. They have the players to pull it off, and they could do well under Rodgers.”

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Rodgers’ football at Leicester City was not always the possession-based, high-pressing style he adopted during his time at Liverpool or Celtic. 

The 50-year-old has become more pragmatic over the years and he certainly would not be the man to turn to if Spurs’ priority is to play attacking football.

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