According to a report by journalist Matt Law, writing in The Telegraph, Belgium national team coach Roberto Martinez is now keen on taking the Spurs job.
The Lowdown: Spurs manager hunt continues…
After a whirlwind last few days, Spurs and chairman Daniel Levy remain on the hunt for a new manager.
Talks for former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte recently broke down despite ‘promising’ early discussions (Alasdair Gold), with the two parties eventually coming to a dead end.
Spurs apparently viewed the Italian’s demands as ‘unrealistic’ and it is believed there were differences over the number of backroom staff he could bring to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Lilywhites were also sceptical over whether he would commit to offering young players a chance in the first team (The Telegraph).
Alas, the search for an heir to Jose Mourinho continues seven weeks after the Portuguese was sacked.
The Latest: Martinez now ‘keen’ to join Spurs…
Bringing an update in the manager hunt, sharing what could be next for the Lilywhites, Law has written in The Telegraph that Red Devils boss Martinez is keen on the Spurs job.
He is currently preparing with Belgium for this summer’s European Championship, which starts in five days’ time, but the Spaniard is also simultaneously eyeing the vacancy in north London.
Indeed, as explained by Law, Tottenham’s managerial options are growing thin, but it is thought they have also retained an interest in Ajax boss Erik ten Hag. Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is available too following his departure from the Bernabeu.
The Verdict: Underrated candidate?
While it is unclear whether he is being targeted by Tottenham, Martinez could prove to be a potentially viable option after the Euros.
Lauded as a ‘superlative coach’ by former Scotland boss Alex McLeish (Football Insider), the 47-year-old guided Belgium to their first semi-final since the 1980s at the World Cup three years ago.
We believe that Martinez shouldn’t be discounted, even despite him not being on Conte’s level when it comes to winning silverware.
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