Tottenham have reportedly shortlisted Rafa Benitez and Ralf Rangnick as they continue to look for a successor to Jose Mourinho.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has been turned down by some of his leading candidates as Brendan Rodgers, Erik ten Hag, and Julian Nagelsmann have all rejected Tottenham's advances.
And now, according to the Daily Mail, Levy is "desperate" to appoint Leicester boss Rodgers, who reiterated his loyalty to the Foxes earlier this week. “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. 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.”
Former Juventus boss Max Allegri is also on the shortlist, while Brighton's Graham Potter and former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe are dropping down the pecking order owing to their lack of experience managing a top club.