‘Written off’ – Mourinho’s mooted replacement raves about Spurs boss 

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Jose Mourinho
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Brendan Rodgers, who is one of the names reportedly on Tottenham’s radar to replace Jose Mourinho, has opined that the Spurs boss gets written off unfairly. 

There has been a lot of speculation regarding Jose Mourinho’s future, particularly after Tottenham were knocked out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb three weeks ago.

Reports indicate that the Portuguese coach could lose his job if Tottenham fail to finish in the top four this season.

Several names have been mooted as potential replacements for Mourinho, including the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Massimiliano Allegri and Diego Simeone but it is Rodgers who is said to be the Tottenham hierarchy’s number one choice (90 min). 

It was under Mourinho that the Northern Irish manager began his coaching career, taking over as Chelsea’s youth team coach during the 58-year-old’s first spell at Stamford Bridge. It is clear that the Leicester boss still holds Mourinho in very high regard.

When asked about the Tottenham boss, Rodgers told the Robbie Fowler podcast (as relayed by HITC): “Jose gets written off a bit in modern times but this is one of the greats of this generation of coaching.

“He was absolutely phenomenal. A different style, a different way of working than some other coaches.”

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