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‘Defo gonna happen’: Former Tottenham star predicts next boss in three-way managerial carousel

Brendan Rodgers, Graham Potter

Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara is convinced he knows who the club’s next manager will be after big developments over the weekend.

Spurs decided to wait until the summer to announce their next permanent boss after Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason took over from Antonio Conte until the end of the season.

Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino and Luis Enrique are among a host of names to have been linked with the role.

However, with Graham Potter and Brendan Rodgers axed by Chelsea and Leicester respectively on Sunday, the latter has now emerged as another option.

The Foxes parted ways with the former Liverpool boss after their late 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace, while only hours later it was Potter’s turn.

And O’Hara sees Potter being given the task of rescuing Leicester, while Nagelsmann will take the money on offer in west London.

That leaves Rodgers free to take charge of Spurs, given the north London club’s interest in the Irishman in the past.

In reference to Rodgers taking over from Conte, O’Hara tweeted: ‘Defo gonna happen’.

Daniel Levy is known to have been an admirer of Rodgers for a number of years and actually targeted him before appointing Andre Villas-Boas in 2012.

Rodgers also told The Times back in 2013 that he rejected Tottenham in favour of becoming Liverpool boss.

And, when mentioning Spurs targets for the summer, talkSPORT brought up Rodgers as a potential option.

Rodgers appointment another Tottenham gamble

Quite how well that appointment would go down with the Tottenham faithful remains to be seen.

Rodgers is known for being more progressive with his style of play than Conte and former Spurs chiefs Nuno Espirito Santo and Jose Mourinho. However, the fact that he has been embroiled in a relegation battle this season cannot be ignored.

The Foxes have taken just one point from their last six games and are in danger of slipping into the Championship.

In the end, that situation was too much for the Leicester board to handle, but it could all end up being to Tottenham’s gain – if that is the direction they choose to go in.

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