Tottenham: Roberto Martinez makes Mourinho’s successor shortlist

Roberto Martinez, Manager of Belgium (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Roberto Martinez, Manager of Belgium (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) /

Roberto Martinez becomes a new hot favourite for the vacant managerial job at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. As per reports, talks are said to be progressing well between the club and Martinez.

It’s been a long period of uncertainty for Spurs and in their search for a new manager, but it is understandable why they are taking their time to find a Jose Mourinho successor.

Firstly, not to go back down the same road again – the road they took following Mauricio Pochettino’s exit.

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Secondly, Daniel Levy is looking for a manager who can come in and start a new exciting era at the club – a successful one, preferably.

The last reason, having already missed out on their most desired targets, Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig and Brendan Rodgers from Leicester City.

As of Monday, it was being reported that Spurs have narrowed down their choices and are now down to three main candidates that could land the job – Roberto Martinez being one of them.

"Tottenham and Roberto Martinez are continuing talks this week as the search to replace Jose Mourinho progresses.The Spaniard, who has guided Belgium to the top spot in FIFA’s world rankings, has told friends he is looking forward to returning to club management after this summer’s European Championships. (Via: Sky Sports)"

Martinez last managed at club level and in the English Premier League back in 2016 – he was the manager of Everton and was sacked by the club after three years in charge.

His highest finish was fifth place back in 2015. His biggest achievement was winning the 2012/13 FA Cup with unlikely winners, Wigan Athletic.

What does make the Spaniard a great choice to take over from interim manager Ryan Mason, is how he’s guided the talented Belgium squad to the top of FIFA’s world rankings.

Tottenham’s other candidates for the manager role

Despite renewing his contract with his current club Ajax Amsterdam, Erik ten Hag is still regarded as a top contender for the job.

He has recently agreed to a year extension which takes his stay from 2022 to 2023 – The deal only comes into full effect on the 1st July 2021.

Included on the three-man shortlist is ex-Leipzig boss, Ralf Rangnick. The pair with Roberto Martinez is said to be Spurs main options – with Martinez the last resort of the trio.

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Graham Potter is an all-else selection. If all else fails and they miss out on all their first-choice options they will turn to the Brighton boss.