Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Frank McAvennie has been left excited by a Tottenham Hotspur managerial development as Roberto Martinez has been placed on the shortlist to replace Jose Mourinho.
The Lowdown: Martinez linked to Spurs
The Spaniard has been sporadically linked to Spurs over this last month with Football Insider claiming he has been added to the managerial shortlist in north London.
As well as that report, journalist and reliable source of information Alasdair Gold said on his YouTube channel (May 5) that he is ‘certainly one’ the Lilywhites have been looking at alongside Graham Potter.
It is also claimed Spurs chiefs ‘really like’ his style of football amid reports he has entered the fray (Alasdair Gold).
The Latest: McAvennie excited by Martinez links
In reaction to the recent development of Martinez entering Tottenham’s shortlist, former West Ham United and Celtic striker McAvennie has certainly been left in awe.
“Wow, he’d be a great appointment,” he told Football Insider.
“Martinez has certainly got the stature to go into Tottenham. He’s worked with the biggest players on the planet with Belgium.
“It won’t frighten him. I’d imagine Martinez misses the day-to-day, the training with the boys.
“It’ll be great when you’ve got your players there but a good manager wants to be doing things every day.
“His stock is so high but Tottenham is a big club.”
The Verdict: McAvennie right to be excited
Of all the managers linked to Tottenham over this past month, Martinez is arguably one of the names who have garnered the least discussion despite his experience both in the Premier League and at international level.
He even guided Belgium to a 2018 World Cup semi-final place where they only narrowly lost out to eventual winners France.
On the road, his Red Devils side knocked out five-time world champions Brazil in an impressive performance.
The 47-year-old also has trophy-winning experience in England, clinching a memorable FA Cup triumph for Wigan in 2013 as they upset Manchester City at Wembley.
His accolades, therefore, could highlight the fact he is a strong outside contender.
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