Alderweireld admits he would be happy to see this manager at Spurs

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Toby Alderweireld
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Toby Alderweireld has admitted that he would be delighted to see Roberto Martinez become the next Tottenham manager.

After Tottenham called off talks with Antonio Conte, Martinez has emerged as one of the contenders for the vacant job.

The former Everton boss has reportedly told Spurs that he will only have in-depth talks about the role after the European Championships.

Alderweireld knows Martinez well, having been a key player for the Spaniard during his time in charge of Belgium.

This summer’s Euros very much appears to be the Red Devils’ final big chance to win a major competition, with the nation’s golden generation now ageing.

Now 32, Alderweireld knows that he does not have many major tournaments left ahead of him, and the Tottenham man insisted that he is fully focused on helping his nation lift the trophy.

The centre-back had words of praise for Martinez and admitted that he hoped that 47-year-old either stays with Belgium or takes over at Spurs.

When asked about the speculation linking Martinez with the Tottenham job, he told The Daily Mail: “I can only say great things about him.

“The worst scenario would be that he doesn’t go to Tottenham or be at the national team. I just want him to be one of the two.

“I don’t know what the situation is. We have one goal right now, to win the Euros.

“Apart from that everything is on hold in terms of transfers, coaches. I don’t have any influence on that anyway so I am glad he is here.”

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