Reported Mourinho replacement not keen on taking over, Levy’s fears regarding summer exodus

Daniel Levy-Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham got rid of Jose Mourinho earlier in the week and they have been linked with a host of replacement already.

It is believed that Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is one of the candidates who could replace Mourinho at the London club.

Brendan Rodgers has done well at clubs like Swansea and Liverpool before joining Leicester City.

His free-flowing attacking football and the ability to nurture young players seems to have impressed Daniel Levy.

However, the Leicester manager is focused on his project at the King Power Stadium and he has refuted rumours of a move to Spurs this summer.

He said: “It’s football, there is always speculation around, every job which comes up there will always be different managers speculated to go in.

“Tottenham is a fantastic club, it’s a huge club but my focus is here. I’m at a world-class training facility, the project we’re in here we still want to develop and have a lot of work to do.

“I have a great connection with the players, the board and we have plans to keep progressing.

“While I have the energy, the happiness and see that challenge continuing I’m very happy to be here. You can’t stop gossip but I don’t think about it.”

RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann has been linked with the Tottenham job as well. 

Brendan Rodgers says he has unfinished work to do at #LCFC after being linked with the #THFC job. "I have always said I love it here. Tottenham is a fantastic club, one of the biggest in the country, but my focus is here. We have world class facilities and a project to develop...

Levy feared mass exodus

Meanwhile, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was concerned that sticking with Jose Mourinho until the end of the season could lead to a mass exodus.

Apparently several of the first team players could have left the club in the summer unless the club decided to part ways with him.

 Mourinho was heavily criticized for the way he treated the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Winks, Danny Rose and Gareth Bale.

The Tottenham boss chose to leave these players out of his first-team squad more often than not and he also criticized them publicly when he had the chance.