Alan Brazil backs Leicester man for future Tottenham role as Jamie O'Hara responds

General view ahead of the U18s Premier League match between Tottenham Hot Spur and Southampton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 24, 2019 in London, England.

The former Tottenham Hotspur pair have been talking up Brendan Rodgers' achievements at Leicester City.

Brendan Rodgers manager of Leicester City at the end of the Premier League match between Leicester City and Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Leicester, United...

Alan Brazil has identified Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers as a future Tottenham Hotspur manager.

Rodgers' side welcome Tottenham, who are one of Talksport host Brazil's former clubs, to the King Power Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.

The pair sit fifth and third in the Premier League standings, respectively, and will have Manchester City's second place in sight in Leicester.

It has already been a bright start for Rodgers at Leicester, whom he left Celtic to join in February.

 

And discussing the Northern Irishman with his breakfast show co-host and former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara, Brazil said: "I don’t know if you agree, but Brendan - don’t get me wrong, he’s happy at Leicester. They’ve got lots of money, youth coming through as well - he’s possibly a future Tottenham manager."

O'Hara, though, was more coy on the matter.

"I think he’s a brilliant manager, yeah," said the newly-appointed Billericay Town manager. "I really admire the way he plays - the way he handles himself. He’s got a philosophy. Whenever he goes into a football club he implements it straight away and he’s successful with it. They play fantastic stuff - he’s got a good squad at Leicester.

"I’ve been really impressed since he took over there with how they’ve been doing. The recruitment’s been fantastic.

Tottenham Hotspur's Jamie O'Hara celebrates after scoring their second goal during their Premiership match against Portsmouth at Tottenham's White Hart Lane football Stadium on March 22,...

"They’ve (the Leicester owners) built something there which will last a lifetime. It’s a fantastic club now, and the people there. It’s well-run. They’ve got you lads coming through. They’ve got everything right and they’re going in the right direction.

"For me, Brendan Rodgers is the perfect guy for that job."

Rodgers began his coaching career at Reading, before joining Tottenham's London rivals Chelsea under Jose Mourinho's management.

He was later made Watford boss and led Swansea City into the Premier League after an unsuccessful return to Reading.

The 46-year-old spent more than three seasons as Liverpool manager, before his trophy-laden spell at Celtic.

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