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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to make Brendan Rodgers transfer promise to become boss


Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly desperate to appoint Brendan Rodgers as the club’s new manager – despite the Northern Irishman being contracted to Leicester, as writes the Express. The two Premier League clubs go head-to-head on the final day of the Premier League season this weekend with more than just three points on the table.

Leicester need to win to secure Champions League football next term. They also need Chelsea or Liverpool to drop points for that to happy.

Levy believes that his hopes of tempting Rodgers to quit the King Power Stadium would be enhanced if the Foxes miss out on Champions League football, according to the Sun.

Ryan Mason is in temporary charge of Spurs following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal earlier this year.

The north Londoners had looked at appointing Julian Nagelsmann, who is set to leave RB Leipzig at the end of the year.

However, the 33-year-old has agreed to take over at Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Levy has not made Rodgers his No 1 candidate and his belief at securing the former Liverpool boss is growing.

The Sun add that Levy will promise Rodgers a huge summer transfer kitty if he was to move to the capital.

Harry Kane’s future is up in the air with the England international wanting showdown talks this summer.

But Rodgers would be given the funds to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title.

Rodgers has played down reports linking him with a move to Spurs.

“It’s on repeat: I’m very, very happy here and I’m happy because I’ve got a set of players that give me their heart and soul every single day, and also I can see a future here in terms of the development of the squad,” he said.

“I’ve got a really strong relationship with the board. We work very closely together.

“For me I always knew what the challenge was coming here, to try and improve the squad and I think over the last couple of years what we’ve been able to do is build an infrastructure around behaviour and creating a mindset in order to win. That’s not easy and it’s taken us a couple of years.

“You see now the mentality around developing that will and desire to win. Now for the next period of years let’s see if we can roll that out, now that we’ve created that mentality. Can we continually evolve?

“Tottenham is a great club, one of the biggest clubs in Britain, but for me I’m just in a really, really happy place in my life.

“I have a huge respect here for the players, the board and I really feel that I want to continue my work here. That’s my honest appraisal on it all.”

However, his position may change if Leicester fail to qualify for the top four.

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