Writing for the Athletic, answering fan questions in a Q&A, Tottenham journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke has explained that Belgium international boss Roberto Martinez has ‘come up in conversations‘ as a possible outside candidate to succeed Jose Mourinho if he is sacked by Spurs.
Martinez, who has won the FA Cup with Wigan, causing an upset against Manchester City at Wembley in 2013, is currently overseeing the Red Devils’ charge for international silverware.
Martinez emerges as possible Tottenham candidate
The 47-year-old was also in charge of Everton between 2013/2016, and he has now apparently come up in conversations as a possible candidate to replace Mourinho at Tottenham – especially if Belgium enjoy a successful European Championship this summer.
Pitt-Brooke explains the three favourites are currently Julian Naglesmann, Brendan Rodgers and Ralph Hasenhuttl – even though they all come with certain caveats.
Expanding on who could be an outsider to take charge at Spurs as an heir to Mourinho, Pitt-Brooke mentioned Martinez as a dark horse and a potential man in demand if his national side meet expectations.
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Indeed, he apparently made the club aware of his interest when there was growing pressure on former Lilywhites manager Mauricio Pochettino.
He was allegedly on chairman Daniel Levy’s list of names up for consideration once Pochettino was sacked, but the two parties never got round to formal talks.
As per this report, it appears Martinez is a name back in the fray, but only time will tell whether he is the man to replace Mourinho if Levy opts to sack him.
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