BRENDAN RODGERS has been installed as favourite to be appointed Tottenham's next managerial appointment.
The Leicester boss was available at 15/2 less than 24 hours ago – but his price has crashed into 3/1 after a flurry of activity.
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Ajax's Erik ten Hag was the odds-on leading contender to replace Jose Mourinho on a permanent basis.
Reports suggested that chairman Daniel Levy had scheduled a direct meeting with the Dutchman to discuss plans and strategies.
However, Hag today has signed a new two-year contract at Ajax to effectively end speculation linking him to the vacancy in North London.
He told Ajax's official website: "We want to work on a successful and attractive Ajax.
"I know what I have here and I know the people I work with here. I also know how we can take the next step with this team. I'm happy here."
Some reports claim that Hag DID NOT reject Spurs' advances – rather Levy decided to take a step back from negotiations after 48 hours of talks.
Tottenham next manager odds – Betfair
- Brendan Rodgers – 3/1
- Maurizio Sarri – 6/1
- Eddie Howe – 13/2
- Erik ten Hag – 12/1
- Nuno Espirito Santo – 12/1
- Roberto Martinez – 12/1
- Jurgen Klinsmann – 14/1
- Rafa Benitez – 14/1
- Scott Parker – 14/1
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In any case, Hag is the second candidate in the space of a week now unavailable to Tottenham.
Many believed they were pinning their hopes on RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann.
But the German tactician dashed any hopes of a Premier League arrival when joining Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on a five-year deal.
Now, attentions have turned to Leicester's Rodgers.
The 48-year-old has a wealth of top-flight experience having managed at Swansea, Liverpool and now at the King Power.
He also won TWO Scottish Premiership titles with Celtic and has the Foxes on the cusp of Champions League qualification.
But Rodgers has publicly stated that he's not intention of leaving Leicester for Tottenham.
He said: "Tottenham is a great club but… I’m very happy here. I want to continue my work here."
SunSport also understand that landing his signature will cost upwards of £70million given Tottenham would need to offer a four-year contract of £12.5m a year PLUS Leicester's £20m compensation fee.
Previous favourite Maurizio Sarri has weakened from 9/4 to 6/1 despite claims Levy has already made contact with his agent.
Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is available at 13/2 despite being heavily odds-on to be appointed Celtic's next manager.
It's a double-figure price for the remaining candidates with Hag, Nuno Espirito Santo and Roberto Martinez locked together at 12s.
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