'Tottenham fans would go mad': Spurs warned about 47-year-old manager they're reportedly after
Spurs fans “would go mad” if the club went for Roberto Martinez, according to football.london‘s Alasdair Gold.
Tottenham are currently on the lookout for a new manager in wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking in April.
Spurs reportedly came close to landing Antonio Conte last week, but talks fell through.
Martinez, formerly of Swansea, Wigan and Everton, currently manages the Belgium national team.
A report in The Guardian from April claimed he had admirers at Tottenham.
The Daily Mail also claimed that the 47-year-old would be interested in the vacancy at Tottenham after Euro 2020.
Martinez has an FA Cup to his name and is managing one of the world’s top nations.
However, Gold feels Spurs fans won’t like it if he became their new manager.
In a Q&A on football.london, Tigerspurs28 said: “Roberto Martinez has won the FA Cup, he did well with Everton with not much funding.”
They then asked: “If he won the Euros would that be such a bad appointment?”
Gold replied: “I think the Tottenham fans would go mad to be honest.
“There’s such a difference between international management and club management.
“Everton fans grew so frustrated with his lack of attention to the defence and that’s an area where Spurs really need to focus next season.
“There’s no doubting his teams play good football as many of the Swansea managerial products do but the fans would be on his back from the start.”
Spurs need either a big name or a top up-and-coming coach – TBR View
Martinez has split opinion amongst fans of his former clubs, and has done the same with Spurs supporters amid links with the job vacancy.
That said, he is much more experienced now, with several years at the helm of Belgium, and has done a good job with the nation.
However, Martinez’s name simply won’t do with fans who have endured so much frustration over the past few seasons.
The next manager needs to be either a big name (like Conte, ironically) or a Pochettino-mould manager like Graham Potter.
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