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  • Updated: April 19, 2021

Tottenham: Jose Mourinho's Former Assistant At Chelsea Emerges One Of Leading Candidates To Replace Sacked Portuguese Tactician

One of the leading candidates for the vacancy at Tottenham Hotspur following Monday's sack of Jose Mourinho is Brendan Rodgers - according to the bookies.

The Leicester City manager worked as Mourinho's assistant during his first spell in charge at Chelsea. Rodgers spent a large amount of time travelling around Spain studying different coaching methods, and was eventually invited by manager Mourinho to leave his role of academy director at Reading and join the Chelsea Academy as their head youth coach in 2004 after a recommendation by Mourinho's assistant.

Ryan Mason and Chris Powell will be taking charge of Spurs in the interim, meaning they will pick the side to face Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at Wembley this weekend. But the management of Tottenham are still on the lookout for a full-time manager.

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Apart from Rodgers, Julian Nagelsmann of RB Leipzig, clubless Massimiliano Allegri, former Spurs captain Ledley King, are other contenders to take the Tottenham hotseat.

READ ALSO: Tottenham Boss, Jose Mourinho Belittles Leicester Display After 2-0 Defeat

READ ALSO: Marcus Rashford Reveals ‘Major’ Lesson From Mourinho

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is poised to appoint Mourinho's successor ahead of the start of the 2021/22 season, allowing the new boss to get to know his squad and put all of his own plans in place ahead of the big kick-off.

Mourinho leaves London-based Tottenham with the team seventh on the English Premier League (EPL) log. He didn't win a single trophy in his 17 months in charge.

See some reactions on Twitter to Tottenham's sacking of Mourinho below:

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