Reacting to a development that Tottenham Hotspur are holding manager talks in the coming days, with Roberto Martinez featuring prominently (Football Insider), pundit and BBC Radio 5 Live commentator Alan Hutton has been left thrilled.
The Lowdown: Martinez links heat up
Over these last few days, Football Insider have brought developments in regards to the Tottenham manager hunt and have also dropped some pretty enticing claims involving former Everton boss Martinez.
They say that the 47-year-old is keen to take over at Tottenham and is making a ‘huge play‘ behind the scenes, following that up with another claim that he is now featuring prominently as the Lilywhites schedule manager talks.
The Latest: Hutton thrilled by Martinez development
In reaction to this managerial development that Martinez is now high on the list for Spurs chiefs after his ‘huge play’, former Spurs defender Hutton has voiced his approval of the news.
“I think he fits the bill. It’s exciting. It all comes down to the style of football that he plays,” Hutton explained to Football Insider.
“He wants to play the way Tottenham want to play. They want to play exciting football, attacking football and he fits that bill.
“I think the only problem, and I know these top managers will evaluate the squad and stuff, but he’s going to be with Belgium at the Euros until late on in the competition, probably. I can see Belgium doing well this year.
“For him to go far in that and then obviously come into the job in the summer, it’s very late. It’s a difficult one. I know he will be evaluating the squad and what he wants but there’ll be a quick turnaround.
“He’ll have to put his ideas and implement what he wants to do moving forward very, very quickly. It’s whether they can take on board what he wants really quickly before the season starts.”
The Verdict: Hutton bang on the money…
The Belgium international boss has, arguably, been one of the more underrated names to emerge on the Tottenham managerial list recently.
Having guided the Red Devils to their first semi-final since 1986 during their last World Cup outing in 2018, beating five-time world champions Brazil along the way (BBC), this experience proves he can manage big players on the biggest stages.
Promoting an attacking brand of football, allegedly fitting into the criteria of boss Tottenham are looking for, we agree that he is certainly a good match for Spurs, but it could indeed by a worry for fans to wait so long to get a new boss through the door.
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