Tottenham was encouraged to break the bank for Brendan Rodgers in their search for Jose Mourinho’s successor, with Teddy Sheringham not convinced that the departed Portuguese was ever the right fit in north London.

Various options were discussed

The Spurs find themselves without a manager as Ryan Mason continues to serve as caretaker after the company parted ways with former Man Utd and Chelsea trainers. Various options have been spoken to to fill a notable Premier League post, including Erik ten Hag and Maurizio Sarri, but it could be that Co and Daniel Levy are looking a little closer to home for dugout inspiration as the Leicester raid launches. Sheringham thinks it should be, as the former Spurs striker said that if he had a bunch of rebounds and Tottenham were willing to go out and spend the big money he thinks they will, he would go and break the bank for Brendan Rodgers.

He thinks he has done an outstanding job in the various clubs he has worked for. He knows the Premier League very well, knows his system and how he wants the game to be played. He takes the game into opposition, he doesn’t wait to capitalize on other peoples’ mistakes and he loves to control the game a little like Guardiola does. Also said that given the funds that were available to Mourinho, if Rodgers were backed by the same money, he thinks he would do a fantastic job.

 

 A fresh approach is needed

Tottenham severed ties with the proven winner days before facing Man City in the Carabao Cup final – a game they will continue to lose 1-0. Questions have been asked about whether the right call was made, despite Jose facing criticism for his methods, but Sheringham believes a fresh approach is needed at the club that still scratches for consistency. Sheringham added that he was not surprised by this decision, especially when you hear little murmurs from behind the stage, suggesting that it is more about money, that if it gets to Europe it will be harder for them to fire him because it will cost them even more money.