What next for Tottenham? Brendan Rodgers new favourite after Erik ten Hag signs Ajax contract extension

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 30 April 2021, 11:06

Tottenham’s search for Jose Mourinho’s successor has blown wide open after the bookmakers' favourite, Erik ten Hag, signed a new deal with Ajax.

News broke this week that Ten Hag was set for talks with Spurs, however it’s since been revealed on Friday morning that the Dutchman has in fact penned a contract extension with his current club.

His previous contract expired next summer, but he’ll now remain in Amsterdam until June 30, 2023.

The 51-year-old is just a point away from officially securing another Dutch league and cup double, having first achieved this feat in his first full season in 2018/19.

@FabrizioRomano reports that Ten Hag didn't turn down Tottenham: the club's "board decided to take a step back after talking with ten Hag in the last 48 hours and being aware of Ajax intention to trigger the one-year option. Tottenham will meet other managers soon."

We've already seen Julian Nagelsmann opt for Bayern Munich, Jesse Marsch has replaced him at RB Leipzig, while Brendan Rodgers has come out and said that he’s staying at Champions League chasing Leicester City.

Eddie Howe is now priced at just 1/16 for Celtic. He's never believed to be a serious contender for the Spurs job, but since Ten Hag's contract extension his Tottenham odds have actually shrunk to 13/2 with Paddy Power.

Rodgers, now into the 10/3 favourite from 10/1 (Paddy Power), will of course continue to be hotly linked.

FootballInsider report that Spurs haven’t given up hope of luring him down to the capital, and they’ll look to tempt him by tripling his salary.

The out-of-work Italian duo of Maurizio Sarri (10/1) and Max Allegri (25/1) are still available for hire, yet there are growing signs that they could both return to their homeland.

The Roma job may open up shortly, while Andrea Pirlo’s future at Juventus is up in the air. Fiorentina and Napoli could also be options for the pair.

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Brendan Rodgers is once again favourite for the Tottenham job, despite his commitment to Leicester City

Ralf Rangnick is definitely an intriguing name to ponder. The former RB Leipzig and Schalke manager was linked with Chelsea earlier this year and previously came close to getting the England job. 

The 20/1 shot’s pressing style of play has famously influenced a host of German managers, including Nagelsmann, Jurgen Klopp and Tuchel - expect his current price to drop should interest become apparent.

Former Premier League managers Roberto Martinez and Rafa Benitez have been touted, while Spurs could look to current Premier League managers Graham Potter, Nuno Santo, and their former player and academy coach Scott Parker.

Elsewhere, interim boss Ryan Mason is out at 20/1, while it could be worth keeping an eye on Olivier Glasner at 22/1, who you can read about here.

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