A new development has emerged in the hunt for management of Tottenham Hotspur over the Bank Holiday weekend …
What is the word?
According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is on Spurs’ shortlist with the 47-year-old also keen to make his way in the Premier League again.
It is claimed that despite his involvement in this summer’s European Championships, where the Red Devils are among the favorites to go all the way, Martinez’s trusted staff could, if hired, undergo training from preseason before connecting with Spurs. after the conclusion of the summer tournament.
However, it is also believed that President Daniel Levy is in no rush to find Jose Mourinho’s successor.
Would you be happy if Martinez was named the next Spurs boss?
YES – 100%!
Spurs have endured a deplorable campaign both on and off the pitch. They were eliminated prematurely from the FA Cup and the Europa League, lost the Carabao Cup final, saw fans protest against club ownership over shocking European Super League plans, and they have to face it. to a very big challenge to be part of the top four of the Premier League.
Levy also saw his main management goals fall like dominoes, with Julian Nagelsmann opting for Bayern Munich, Brendan Rodgers wanting to stay at Leicester and Erik ten Hag signing a new contract. contract extension at Ajax.
While these developments may leave the Spurs president with appropriate options, he doesn’t have to settle for a miserable date like Martinez.
Yes, he is in charge of the highest ranked international team in the world, but his players are developed by the managers of their club. He can’t boast Pep Guardiola’s work with Kevin De Bruyne or Romelu Lukaku’s prolific form at Serie A champions Inter Milan, for example.
Moreover, his record in the Premier League is simply embarrassing, even despite managing a club as big as Everton. Through his spells with the Toffees and Wigan Athletic, the Spaniard has only managed to win 81 of his 265 Premier League appearances – a winning percentage of just 30% – suggesting he may well be a bit out of the game. its depth in the great times.
Of course he would have better players available to him at Spurs than at these clubs, especially Wigan, but there are still valid concerns about his methods and whether they can produce long-term success at the highest level in England. .
Eurosport highlighted the reason for his fall at Goodison Park, Jonathan Wilson saying: “The problems appear to be systemic: what went wrong at Wigan is wrong at Everton and there is no evidence Martinez is able to fix it.
Martinez helped Everton secure a fifth place in 2013/14, but the Blues fell dramatically the following season, and the Spaniard was sacked less than a year later, which only underlines more than it might not be made to last for long. long-term success for a top-of-the-range Premier League team.
Even on the international scene, it has caused some controversy. After snubbing a Radja Nainggolan in the form of one of his teams, the former AS Roma central called the Belgian boss “pathetic” in a scathing interview with ESPN.
Given that fans are already in an uproar over the club’s recent decisions and are at a serious disadvantage following another Cup Final crash, Levy would surely only pile up more misery if he nominated Martinez as the next manager.
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