As the season draws to an end, attention for Tottenham will soon turn to finding the right manager to take over at the club.
Ryan Mason remains as interim coach until the end of the campaign, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho a few weeks back, but fans will be hoping for clarity over the situation in the near future.
The search thus far for the perfect fit has been nothing short of a disaster. Julian Nagelsmann was the initial target that the club hoped to attract. However, the German has since been made Bayern Munich manager for next season (Mirror).
In addition to this, Erik Ten Hag was said to have had talks with the Spurs board regarding the hot seat. But, the Dutchman then signed a contract extension at Ajax (The Guardian).
Football Insider sources have stated that Roberto Martinez is another manager tipped to make the move to North London. The Spaniard will take charge of the Belgium national team in Euros this summer, and is contracted until after the World Cup of 2022.
However, it is claimed that the Belgium manager would be ready to quit his national role in order to pursue the Tottenham job. The report adds that Martinez has made a ‘huge play’ for the Spurs job ‘behind the scenes’.
Martinez has a lot of experience in English football. The 47-year-old has previously been in charge of Swansea City, Wigan Athletic, and Everton. His most notable achievement has to be winning the FA Cup in charge of Wigan back in 2013.
However, many fans seem sceptical of such an appointment as a result of his difficult spell in charge of Everton.
Reports have emerged that Spurs have now drawn up a shortlist for their ideal manager (Football London). Daniel Levy is said to be eyeing a man with a similar mindset to Mauricio Pochettino. Desperation for attack-minded football at Spurs is seemingly apparent.
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It has to be said that Martinez wouldn’t be the most attractive of appointments. Some may feel that preparation for the new season wouldn’t be the best with the Spaniard eyeing an international tournament over the summer. It would be much more ideal for a new manager to plan on his set-up and transfers immediately.
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