Spurs still aim for Rodgers if Foxes fail in top four chase; Magpies want Willock permanently

The managerial news of the day takes centre stage as several jobs are available, alongside Newcastle United hoping to make Joe Willock's loan move permanent in the summer.

Tottenham still hoping for Rodgers as new boss

It has been widely reported that Tottenham Hotspur have been trying to court Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers to become their new manager, but they appear set to renew their pursuit of the Foxes' boss should Leicester fail to make the top four, according to the Sun.

Spurs, who currently sit two places behind FA Cup winners Leicester in the Premier League table, will play against Rodgers' side on the final day of the season.

Rodgers has previously reiterated his commitment to his current club, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is reported to still be hoping to tempt him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Having previously been as short as 3/1 to be the next permanent Spurs manager, Rodgers is now an 8/1 shot with Sky Bet to take the position. Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi is the 2/1 favourite for the role, with Fulham's Scott Parker at 4/1 and Brighton's Graham Potter at 5/1.

Wilder lined up as Allardyce replacement at Baggies

Sticking with managerial news, the Telegraph are reporting that former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is being lined up to take over at West Bromwich Albion, following the resignation of Sam Allardyce.

Talks are set to begin with the view of Wilder taking the reins at The Hawthorns, in the hope that he will be able to inspire an immediate return to the Premier League after the Baggies' relegation.

The bookies agree that Wilder is the main contender to be the new West Brom manager, being odds-on at 1/2 with Sky Bet to become their next permanent manager. Should that fall through, Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael is at 4/1 and John Terry is 11/2 to take his first managerial position.

Newcastle want Willock on permanent basis

After an extremely successful loan spell at St. James' Park, the Telegraph report that Newcastle United hope to sign Joe Willock on a permanent basis.

The Arsenal loanee recently became the youngest player ever to score in six consecutive Premier League matches - and the Magpies are said to be "increasingly confident" they will be able to prise the 21-year-old away from the Emirates this summer.

In turn, Newcastle hope a permanent contract for Willock would convince winger Allan Saint-Maximin to stay at the club beyond this summer, amid reports of interest in the Frenchman from elsewhere.

Currently, Saint-Maximin is a 5/1 shot to head to Willock's parent club Arsenal this summer, with Everton at 7/1 and Manchester United at 9/1 with Sky Bet.

Lampard reportedly pulls out of running for Palace job

According to an exclusive from Football InsiderFrank Lampard is pulling out of the race to become the new manager of Crystal Palace.

The former England international is said to be concerned about the amount of rebuilding that is set to take place at the club, with a host of first-team players out of contract in the summer and a busy close season in prospect at Selhurst Park, following the upcoming retirement of Roy Hodgson.

Lampard has already reportedly held advanced talks to take over at Palace, but the size of the task at hand sparked fears that the Eagles would be dragged into a relegation battle next season.

The former Derby County and Chelsea manager is still the 5/4 favourite to take the role with Sky Bet however, with Swansea City boss Steve Cooper available at 11/4, with Eddie Howe and Sean Dyche both priced at 4/1 for the Palace job.

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