Steven Gerrard’s Rangers exploits put him in the frame to replace Mourinho at Tottenham

Brendan Rodgers still thought to be Levy’s preferred option, while Harry Kane speculation mounts.

SOCCER: Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho earned himself a stay of execution with Spurs' 2-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday.

However, that hasn't stopped the Daily Express reporting that Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been put on Spurs' list of potential replacements.

Gerrard has led the Ibrox outfit to the Scottish Premiership title this term, with his side yet to lose in the top flight.

Chairman Daniel Levy, who would need to pay £25million to sever Spurs' ties with Mourinho, is said to favour Brendan Rodgers.

The prospects of luring Rodgers from Leicester City look bleak, though, which has led to other names being looked at.

Julian Nagelsmann, who is working wonders at RB Leipzig, is the short-priced 2/1 favourite with Sky Bet to replace Mourinho.

However, The Daily Express reports that Levy is worried by his lack of experience, a concern he also has about Gerrard (14/1).

Rodgers, who has experience in spades, is 16/1.

Kane keen to go? Ings in?

SOCCER: And while most Spurs fans will be glad to see the back of Mourinho, the departure they are all fearing is moving a step closer.

The Athletic's David David Ornstein revealed that striker Harry Kane would be "open to a transfer" when speaking to Sky Sports on Sunday.

His price tag is seen to be a major factor in precluding a move but that hasn't stopped The Daily Express picking out three potential replacements for the England striker.

Sergio Aguero, Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins are the names in the frame.

Aguero is thought to be on his way to Barcelona, however, with the La Liga giants 6/4 with Sky Bet to land the Argentine.

With Watkins still in his honeymoon period at Villa and contracted to 2025, Ings could be the most workable option, with the 28-year-old a 6/1 shot to swap Southampton for Spurs.

And should Kane leave in the summer, Sky Bet rate Manchester City (3/1) as his most likely destination.

Magpies want Armstrong, no matter what

SOCCER: Newcastle United are ready to push ahead with a deal to sign their former striker Adam Armstrong.

TEAMtalk report that the deal is not dependent on the Magpies staying up, which will come as some consolation to fans who witnessed their sorry showing against Brighton at the weekend (United are now 8/11 to be relegated with bet365).

Armstrong has 55 goals in 151 appearances since moving to Ewood Park and West Ham and Southampton are also said to be interested.

However, Newcastle have a huge advantage in the chase thanks to a clause in his contract.

As part of the deal that saw Armstrong move to east Lancashire, Newcastle inserted a 40% sell-on, which can be written off as part of the deal.

Claims Blackburn want more than £20million for the 24-year-old are said to be wide of the mark, with TEAMtalk saying the Championship side will accept around £16million.

Whether Steve Bruce is still around should Armstrong return to St James' Park is still a matter of debate.

Bruce is 6/4 with Sky Bet to be the next Premier League manager to leave, fuelling a raft of bets on current Newcastle coach Graeme Jones being his successor (11/10).

Former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is 9/2 second favourite.

* All odds correct at time of publication

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