Why a move to Tottenham looks 100% unlikely for Leicester City manager as other job offer might be the next move

The work Brendan Rodgers is doing at Leicester City is of course not going unnoticed and it’s likely that his next jump will be to a job at the international scene. The job to coach at a level he hasn’t been doing before will probably be the trigger that could make him decide to jump off at Leicester City.

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Gary Neville has spoken up and announced Brendan Rodgers as the ideal replacement for Gareth Southgate as the England manager. But as long as this position isn’t vacant it will be no move away from King Power. Brendan Rodgers is tied up until 2025 and he seems very happy at his post and as we all know, highly thought of by owners, ability to manage high above expectation and really putting Leicester City up there on the top map of football.

England looks on track at the moment as they have an arsenal to pick from and that English players more and more are getting attractive both short and long term, bringing forward the best talents on this planet. England have in previous years come close to a trophy, but the only “big triumph” internationally is that 1966 World Cup.

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Gareth Southgate will be the manager of England for the next two years, but he might step down after the 2022 World Cup if that doesn’t work as well as you would think, but for the time being it looks almost certain that Brendan Rodgers will be looking no further than Leicester City for the next seasons, feeling “happy” and close to “silverware”.

Another factor to take into the frame is that Brendan Rodgers is from Northern Ireland and that might be something that would stop him from taking such a position and rather seek other adventures if that comes to the table.

The fact that Tottenham are also seeing their big name star Harry Kane and his unrest, with a possible exit on, will most certainly not trigger any positivity in a possible Brendan Rodgers swop to North London.

The full update on Leicester City coaching staff, who are who?

Brendan Rodgers is in full charge of first team affairs, but he also have a number of people to help him getting everything done as he is not able to do all his tasks by himself, though media looks to him as the single man in this great group of people.

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The assistant first team manager is Chris Davies. Davies (35) is still a young man despite being very experienced, going into coaching due injuries and forced to early retirement as a player. He was the captain of Reading’s youth team and then coached by Brendan Rodgers, but has also an earlier life at Leicester City, being part of the youth academy set up from 2005 to 2007.

He has worked under Brendan Rodgers in similar postions at Swansea, Liverpool and Celtic and his abilities might be overshadowed and a bit forgotten by media as his presence must be regarded as very important and his influence should not be faulted as his role is one very important in the set up around and in partnership with the manager.

Kole Tourè is the first team coach and moved down from Celtic with Brendan Rodgers were he also assisted his former boss at Liverpool. The playing life of Kolo is one fantastic, and to have a person in and around like him will never be wrong, as his knowledge of winning always will be important, lifting the Premier League trophy both at Arsenal and Man City.

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Kolo Tourè has also 120 caps to his name, and by that the most capped player of his nation, The Ivory Coast, playing at international level for 15 years. Toure played under Brendan Rodgers both at Liverpool and Celtic before moving into coaching and working in partnership with his former manager at Celtic before joining up at Leicester City as well.

Leicester City also have a first team fitness coach and this role is today occupied by Glen Driscoll. Driscoll might not be the most household name in the game, but has during a long spell at Chelsea worked with and alongside Rodgers, Mourinho and Ancelotti, before being recruited to the staff of people under Rodgers at Swansea, Liverpool, Celtic and now Leicester City.

Brendan Rodgers coaching staff also include Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler who are people with a long background at Leicester City and not someone who has followed the roads of the current number one, and we have often seen the two in caretaker positions from time to time between full management changes.

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Stowell is as we know the goalkeeper coach and Sadler are part of the staff working with the outfield players. Stowell might be a long term servant at Leicester City, but during his playing days as a goalkeeper he was at Wolves for eleven seasons from 1990 to 2001 adding up 385 league games while at Molineux. Sadler also have a background as goalkeeper, but stopped playing at a younger age, with Manchester United one of his former clubs. and the two former shot stoppers took jointly charge in the interim period between Claude Puel and Brendan Rodgers.

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The development staff includes the head of academy affairs Steve Beaglehole, who have been with the club for over 20 years, joining up during the days of Martin O’Neill, Beaglehole has also been interim manager of the first team, and seen as a one of the real classics among footballing men with such a long time at one single club.

The academy staff is set up by many faces, and the structure and quality is fantastic, as they bring forward one talent after another on a yearly basis, with names such as Harvey Barnes, Hamza Choudhury, Ben Chilwell and Luke Thomas all graduating in style and being fantastic and good additions to the first team over time.

No moves, just another day of despair as Leicester City’s transfer window ends ice cold

We all knew that this could be the scenario and that the situation would be zero additions and little or no movement in the transfer market. We did see a number of players leaving and good to see that both Demarai Gray and Islam Slimani were able to find new challenges elsewhere giving Brendan Rodgers two less to think about.

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So why didn’t Leicester City add to their squad, and let Hamza Choudhury leave as he would have given the club at least a bit of cash. Was it because their were no funds available, not the right players available or just not really bothered about bringing any players in.

It’s a difficult mix, you cannot just bring in bodies for a big fee if you don’t have a certain plan behind the move, it would be foolish to bring in someone you cannot really see the use of. The squad with all players available doesn’t need much of a tune, as it looks in reach of those European positions, which is outlined as a goal for the club, and it shouldn’t be a bolder goal since it’s a realistic one.

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Of course you would love to see the addition of a new face, and to bring in a guy on loan with a possible chance to play would have been nice, and we all knew that Leicester City were keen on Ainsley Maitland-Niles or Nathanial Chalobah in the end and to see the club linked with Christian Eriksen was of course a thrill, and even Martin Ødegaard was mentioned early on, and yes there were interest from the club to add one or two, but it all ended up in zero.

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Looking at the squad you have good cover in the goalkeeper department, you have a settled group of players in the backline, midfield of course will be suffering without Wilfred Ndidi, but with Hamza and Mendy both on board, it should be possible to bring in points. Up front it looks ok as well, but sadly Ayoze Perez is not using his chances with Vardy absent, he should have taken better care of his opportunity.

It was as written above a blow not to get anything this January, but all in all the squad looks good and hopefully games will be won and the current league position obtained, then no one, not a single Leicester City fan will be disappointed.

We will of course start our update on new players rumoured to join us in the summer as fast as the rumour mill starts running again, and as always you will find a rolling update, enter here

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