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Daniel Levy could be forgiven for heading to Leicester on the final afternoon of the season clutching a big fat contract for Brendan Rodgers.
And Rodgers could be forgiven for telling the Tottenham supremo to shove it where the sun doesn't shine.
Which would be ironic, because the sun certainly isn't shining on Spurs right now.
Not too long ago the London club was going places.
Maurcio Pochettino had led them to the Champions League final and his vibrant side had a spanking new stadium to showcase their talents in.
Life felt good and Spurs seemed genuinely capable of challenging for the game's biggest prizes.
But unless Spurs can somehow produce a minor miracle and beat Manchester City to win the Carabao Cup, Levy will finish another disappointing and fractious campaign looking like Old Mother Hubbard again.
Remember her? She went to the cupboard but it was bear, just like Spurs' trophy cabinet has been since 2008.
When Levy takes his place in the posh seats at Wembley today, he will do so without a permanent manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, an expensive stadium without a sponsor's name, a 29-year-old kid in caretaker charge of the team and a talisman in Harry Kane who must be wondering what the hell is going on at his boyhood club.
Things have unravelled fast since Pochettino left and those who believe reaching a League Cup final is progress need to give their heads a shake.
It's not. Not even close for a club that thinks it deserves to be part of the 'Big Six' that saw the doomed European Super League sh**show fail, however arrogant this might be.
Spurs haven't won the title since the 1960s. Huddersfield have been crowned champions of England more times than them.
Levy, who let's not forget furloughed staff during the pandemic while negotiating a £4billion cheque from the breakaway league, needs to find a boss this summer who can help repair the damage and lead Spurs to that next level.
Rodgers would be the answer because he ticks all the right boxes, but the Northern Irishman would be insane to walk out on the Foxes for those basket cases down White Hart Lane.
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The Foxes should be in the Champions League next season, have a wonderful new training ground, progressive owners and a squad rammed with fine young talent that is going places.
Spurs, on the other hand, are going nowhere but backwards fast, so if Levy decided to do the right thing for once and offer the job to Rodgers, he should be wasting his time.
If I was running the show at the Foxes I'd tell Rodgers he's going nowhere, which is what he'd be doing quite literally if he headed to Spurs.
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If Gareth Southgate wasn't feeling the pressure ahead of the Euros, he will be now.
The England boss will head into the summer tournament carrying the hopes of a nation on his shoulders once again.
The Three Lions will be one of the favourites to win it and end our long, long wait for a major trophy.
Now UEFA have decided to hand Southgate's men another home game in the knockout stages, should they win Group D, after deciding Dublin was incapable of hosting fans because of Covid-19 restrictions.
It means if England go all the way to the final, just one of seven games will be outside of London.
The last time England enjoyed home comforts in a major tournament they got to the semis – and the time before that we won the World Cup.
This isn't a coincidence, which means the bar has been set high.
Throw into the mix the fact that a percentage of fans will hopefully be back and the expectation will be almost suffocating come June.
But that will be the main challenge Southgate and his stars have to overcome.
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