According to a Tottenham source, claim Football Insider, Belgium international boss Roberto Martinez is now ‘pushing strongly’ for the Lilywhites managerial vacancy and is making a ‘huge play’ behind the scenes.
The Lowdown: Martinez in the running
The 47-year-old has emerged as a contender for the role in recent weeks due to his open, attacking style of play which is said to be attractive to Tottenham.
Indeed, this is backed by reliable correspondent Alasdair Gold, who recently claimed that those within the club ‘really like’ his brand of football.
As a result, he is apparently on the shortlist and being considered by chairman Daniel Levy and co.
The Latest: Martinez now ‘pushing’ for Spurs job
In this development, a Lilywhites source has told Football Insider that the former Everton and Wigan Athletic boss is now ‘pushing strongly’ for the managerial vacancy in north London and making a ‘huge play’ behind the scenes.
Indeed, according to the outlet, Martinez remains a strong contender for the Tottenham post and contact has already been made with him.
It is also said that he is very eager to take to the job, so much so that the Spaniard is ‘ready to quit’ his current Red Devils role and leave almost immediately after the European Championships this summer.
His enthusiasm has apparently been noticed by Spurs chiefs with Martinez now emerging as a frontrunner.
The Verdict: Exciting update…
While Martinez’ last club stint at Goodison Park was an arguable failure, it’s clear he falls into the category of manager Tottenham want to pursue – a young, dynamic and attack minded one (The Daily Mail).
Clinching a memorable FA Cup winners medal after guiding his Wigan side to a shock upset against Manchester City in 2013, Martinez also oversaw Belgium’s 2018 World Cup run to the semi-finals – where they knocked out five-time champions Brazil on the way.
This experience managing world class stars could propel him up the managerial shortlist above the likes of Graham Potter and Scott Parker.
Tottenham could certainly do far worse than Martinez.
In other news: Levy allegedly infatuated by this 48-year-old manager, find out more here.
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