Reports emerged earlier this afternoon claiming that Tottenham Hotspur have been holding talks this week with Roberto Martinez as part of the search to replace Jose Mourinho (Sky Sports).
Martinez is currently the national team manager of Belgium and is said to have told friends that he wants to return to club football management following the end of this summer’s European Championships.
Journalist Alasdair Gold has now shared his understanding of the speculation on Twitter by admitting that while Tottenham do have admiration for the Spaniard, he is not thought to be one of the frontrunners for the vacancy.
The Daily Mail claimed earlier that Mauricio Pochettino is not considered to be close to a return to North London and Spurs officials are understanding that he would have be sacked by PSG if it were to be a possibility.
Brighton boss Graham Potter is also said to be on the shortlist, however, Daniel Levy considers him to be a risky appointment (The Sun).
Gold said on Twitter:
As plenty of people are asking about Roberto Martinez, as I’ve said before he is someone Spurs like but he’s not believed to be a contender right now for the current vacant managerial post.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) May 25, 2021
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