The Lowdown: Martinez linked to Spurs
The 47-year-old is a manager Spurs apparently like with some outlets even going as far as to say that the Lilywhites have already held extensive discussions (Football Insider).
Elsewhere, reliable correspondent Alasdair Gold believes that while he is a boss Spurs do admire, he is not currently a priority candidate for chairman Daniel Levy.
The Latest: Journalist makes intriguing Martinez claim
Writing on social media, Belgian football journalist Tavolieri has now claimed that Martinez’ agent, Pini Zahavi, was ‘trying to convince Roberto Martínez to sign at Tottenham with the help of Daniel Levy’.
The reporter also states this story ‘will be interesting‘ to follow after the European Championships, perhaps indicating that the Spaniard’s move to Spurs could possibly happen deeper into the summer.
He also appears to suggest that Levy is an admirer of Martinez and personally wants him in north London.
The Verdict: Underrated candidate…
While Tavolieri doesn’t state what Martinez’ stance is on a move to Spurs, he could be a very underrated candidate judging by his record.
Guiding the Red Devils to only their second ever World Cup semi-final back in 2018, where they narrowly lost out on a final appearance to France, Martinez also has a domestic trophy to his name in England.
Indeed, his Wigan Athletic side upset Manchester City at Wembley eight years ago to clinch a first major honour for the Latics – and one can’t help but wonder whether he could bring silverware back to Tottenham.
His record stands at a fairly solid 217 career wins in 498 matches, averaging 1.56 points per game (Transfermarkt).
It’s clear that Spurs could do worse given what he has managed to achieve and the fact he encourages an open style of attacking football.
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