Last Updated: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:00
Harry Redknapp has been astounded by Swansea's progress this season and has backed Brendan Rodgers to manage at the highest level.
Rodgers guided Swansea to their first top-flight appearance since 1983 last summer after beating Reading in the npower Championship play-off final at Wembley.
Many expected the Welsh team to be relegated immediately but they have defied their critics by performing well all season and they are now just one point short of the traditional safety mark of 40 points with eight matches of the Barclays Premier League season remaining.
Despite having just three full years of management experience, Rodgers has gained high praise for his ability to get his players to achieve results while remaining committed to an attractive brand of football - something many more experienced coaches have failed to do over the years.
The 39-year-old, who worked as part of Jose Mourinho's backroom staff at Chelsea, is reportedly under consideration to take over at White Hart Lane should Redknapp depart for England this summer, and the current Spurs boss is a big fan of the Ulsterman.
"He's someone who has a fantastic future," Redknapp said. "I don't know what his long-term plans are but certainly the job he has done at Swansea has just been amazing. I remember speaking to Frank Lampard a few years ago when he was at Chelsea and he was telling me how good he was then. I just think it has been fantastic that a team can come up and play the way they have played, pass the ball as they do."
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