Tottenham legend names the manager they should’ve hired instead of Nuno Espirito Santo

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Tottenham legend Teddy Sheringham admits he would have liked to see Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers come in this summer.

Spurs had been linked strongly with Rodgers and a number of other names in recent times, though they yesterday named Nuno Espirito Santo as their replacement for Jose Mourinho.

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Still, it seems Sheringham is not convinced, and feels Rodgers is clearly the right man for the job after his fine work at Leicester.

“It’s a strange situation at Tottenham at the moment. Very, very strange,” Sheringham said, speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes at the launch of their European Championships 5-a-side Bet.

“For the way Daniel Levy has run the club over the last 10/15 years, it’s amazing he sacked one manager and didn’t know who was coming in.

“Maybe he was speaking to Mauricio Pochettino and it was just a formality that he thought he was going to return, but it just seems like a car crash at the moment.

“How a top firm like that can sack a manager and not have a replacement lined up straight away; when Poch went, Jose Mourinho was in the door within about 12 hours. Something’s gone wrong somewhere. For them not to have had someone else lined up, it’s a weird situation for a big club like Tottenham Hotspur.

“I’d have liked Brendan Rodgers to have gone there. I think they should have got him three or four years ago, when they probably had a better chance of getting him.

“He’s a proven manager who takes the game to his opponents, he knows what he wants and how to get his point across. He would’ve been a perfect fit for Tottenham.”

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