Alex McLeish backs manager to be a success at Tottenham following report

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It has to be said that the managerial hunt at Tottenham hasn’t exactly been fast and furious. Spurs are yet to find a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in April.

Roberto Martinez has been linked to the Tottenham job next season, with Football Insider even claiming that he is pushing hard for the role behind the scenes. 

The Spaniard is currently managing the Belgium national team and is set for the upcoming Euros this summer.

It remains to be seen whether he is on the shortlist of targets that the club is eyeing up (Football London).

However, Alex McLeish believes that Martinez would suit the job in North London (Football Insider). The 47-year-old has previously managed at Swansea, Wigan Athletic, and Everton. His greatest achievement comes with winning the FA Cup at Wigan in 2013.

But the Scotsman has suggested to Football Insider that Martinez’s time at Belgium has proven that he has what it takes to manage at Tottenham.

When talking about the managerial career of Martinez, McLeish stated: “I think he’s a brilliant coach, world-class.

“To go and coach a Belgium team at that level is incredible coaching and mentality. I believe that he could go anywhere in terms of the top divisions in Europe. He could certainly come back to England and take a top club.

“He’s obviously done a good job in the past for smaller clubs like Wigan, keeping them in the Premier League. It didn’t go forever but again, it’s down to the quality of the personnel that you have on the field.

“I definitely believe he’s a superlative coach.” 

With the Premier League season drawing to a close in the coming weeks, fans can surely expect more news on the next Tottenham manager in the near future.

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It has to be said that the appointment of Martinez is not too exciting for fans. In addition to this, hope would be in place that a manager can get to work straight away with such a rebuild needed. However, the Spaniard will have all eyes on the Euros instead.

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