Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers favourite to replace Mourinho at Spurs

Julian Nagelsmann-RB Leipzig

Gerrard and Allegri also appear to be in contention for Spurs’ managerial role.

Whilst the European Super League has grabbed the headlines since its announcement, Jose Mourinho’s sacking must have received the least attention.

Tottenham decided to fire the struggling Portuguese boss and it could be due to Spur’s drop in form, which saw them dominate the leaders’ position and then inexplicably slump to greater lows since the turn of the year.

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers have been deemed the favourites to replace Mourinho by bookies.

Nagelsmann continues to be a perennial target for the North Londoners as his overwhelming success at Leipzig has made him one of the managers in demand.

Bayern were said to have established contact with Nagelsmann over the vacant managerial post left by Hansi Flick, but Leipzig boss denied all the speculations.

Rodgers could be a great option given Leicester’s upturn of fortunes under his tenure. Furthermore, the former Celtic boss has turned the Foxes into regular top-four contenders.

However, he is tied to a contract until 2025 and remains to be seen whether he would be ready to take up the role while his Leicester are in the top four of the table.

Steven Gerrard and Max Allegri are bookmakers’ next favourite for the Tottenham job, with the latter being linked over a managerial return after a two-year sabbatical.

However, Allegri has also been linked with a return to Juventus to take up the place of under-fire Andrea Pirlo.

Steven Gerrard entered the limelight after leading Rangers to Scottish Premiership title while ending the decade-long dominance held by Celtic.

Batting odds for Tottenham Hotspur manager (Betfair)

Julian Nagelsmann 7/2
Brendan Rodgers 5/1
Ledley King 9/1
Massimiliano Allegri 10/1
Steven Gerrard 12/1
Scott Parker 12/1
Rafa Benitez 14/1
Nuno Espirito Santo 14/1
Gareth Southgate 16/1
Maurizio Sarri 16/1
Diego Simeone 20/1
Graham Potter 20/1
Roberto Martinez 20/1
Mauricio Pochettino 25/1

Now, even Hansi Flick has also been thrown into contention for the Tottenham role.

Nagelsmann is Daniel Levy's leading choice as a long-term successor to Mourinho and the chairman is believed to have acted now to steal a march on Bayern, whose coach Hansi Flick is leaving at the end of the season. [Evening Standard]