According to a report from The Daily Mirror, Roberto Martinez has told Tottenham that he will not engage in further talks with the club until the end of the European Championships.

Multiple reports have claimed that Tottenham have now ended their interest in Antonio Conte, as the club were unable to meet the Italian’s transfer demands. 

However, Corriere Dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness) suggest that there is still a chance of the former Inter Milan boss joining Spurs, but he is seeking ‘guarantees’ in ‘technical aspects’.

The Mirror have dismissed those suggestions and asserted that a deal for Conte has completely collapsed.

The report explains that Spurs could now turn their attentions back to Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag but Martinez is also still said to be on the club’s radar. 

It is explained that the former Everton boss will not talk to Tottenham ‘in any great depth’ until Belgium’s Euros campaign is over. 

Previous reports have claimed that Martinez’s enthusiasm for the Spurs job had impressed the North London club’s hierarchy. 

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If Martinez is still one of the candidates that Tottenham are considering (and that is a big ‘if’), then the only hope he has of landing the job is if he reaches an agreement now with the club to take over after the Euros.

If the Spaniard is refusing to even have talks until the end of the tournament, Spurs will have to move on as they cannot afford to wait that long. 

Martinez would be an extremely underwhelming appointment, particularly on the back of what has gone on over the past week but if Levy is not able to find the ideal candidate, he might be forced to go for someone like the Spaniard as a temporary option with the hope that the club might able to bring Pochettino back in a year.

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