According to, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is on a shortlist of candidates to replace the struggling Jose Mourinho at Premier League club Tottenham.

Spurs are currently sixth in the English top-flight but are 23 points behind leaders Manchester City after an early challenge faded away, while they were knocked out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb last week in the biggest shock of the Last 16 stage.

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Mourinho’s Spurs were soundly beaten in Zagreb on Thursday night. (Photo by Goran Stanzl/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images)

Mourinho and club captain Hugo Lloris criticised the attitude of the playing group after their European exit and it’s thought that a managerial change could come in the summer.

The report suggests that former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is the leading contender to take over, given the success he is having as Leicester City boss.

The Foxes exited the Europa League at the Round of 32 stage to Slavia Prague, but reached the FA Cup semi-final at the weekend and are third in the league table.

Rodgers is far from the only name being linked with the Spurs hot seat, though, with Gerrard also in contention.

He has achieved outstanding results both in domestic and European competition this season and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is said to be considering the Gers boss, although his relative lack of experience is suggested as a concern.

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Rangers boss Gerrard is reportedly on Premier League club Tottenham’s managerial shortlist. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is also reportedly on the shortlist.

This isn’t the first time Gerrard has been linked with a Premier League job, with Crystal Palace [The Go Radio Football Show] and Liverpool [Daily Mirror] both credited with interest in recent months.

A potential move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would surely be more attractive than the prospect of taking over at Selhurst Park, but it would be a surprise if he left Rangers for anywhere other than his former club.

Gerrard, who is contracted until 2024, has made it clear that he’s eyeing more Premiership titles as Rangers boss and he has a shot at the Champions League to come next season, a competition Spurs look likely to miss out on.

After Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Celtic, the Rangers manager explained a controversial selection call following fan criticism.

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