Report: Tottenham continuing talks with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, Arsenal also keen
Sky Sports have claimed that talks between Tottenham Hotspur and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez have continued this week – not long before the start of Euro 2020 as Spurs continue their search for a new manager. Two others names remain on Tottenham’s managerial shortlist.
Martinez, 47, is set to enter the last 12 months of his contract with Belgium – where he has impressed, winning the third-placed World Cup play-off against England at the 2018 World Cup. He has been linked with Spurs.
Now, the latest report claims Tottenham are in talks to hire Martinez – and negotiations are taking place this week. The ex-Everton boss is also said to have admirers at Arsenal, who considered him before Mikel Arteta.
But Martinez is not the only manager being considered by Tottenham. It is claimed that German schemer Ralk Rangnick is being considered, as is Brighton manager Graham Potter. He has won 42 of his 54 Belgium games.
TBR’s view – Martinez would be a good Spurs appointment
But is he the best? Martinez would give the Spurs attackers license to get forward and certainly, he would give Tottenham plenty of nous in the transfer market. But his form in the Premier League is hardly convincing.
While he did a good job at Wigan, he got a bigger role at Everton and really struggled in the hotseat. However, he is clearly a good, attacking manager and Martinez would be good for Spurs. But is he the best? Time will tell.
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