Roberto Martinez leaves Belgium exit door open amidst Spurs links

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Roberto Martinez has left the door open to a possible Belgium exit after the European Championships this summer amidst links to the vacant Tottenham job.

The Belgium manager told The Times that he has only planned up until the Euros with his international side, adding that he has had offers to leave over the past 18 months.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for the former Premier League manager as they have spent the last 50 days without anyone in charge in North London.

Jose Mourinho was sacked back in late April and Ryan Mason’s interim tenure came to an end at the conclusion of the 2020/21 Premier League season.

While Martinez is under contract until the World Cup, which is to be held in Qatar just next year, he seemed to hint that he is only fully committed to work until after the Euros.

He also added that he only intended to be Belgium manager for two years when he joined back in 2016 and is still in the job five years later.

Martinez said: “I came to Belgium for two years [in 2016] so whenever you ask about future planning, I’m the wrong man, I’m sure I’m going to give you the wrong answer.

“I’ve got a contract until the World Cup in Qatar but my commitment was always very clear.

“I had opportunities to leave in the last 18 months but it was the Euros. The commitment to doing the Euros is the only thing I’m sure about.”

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