Martinez as Spurs manager? he has at least one fan at Tottenham.

Martinez as Spurs manager? he has at least one fan at Tottenham.

Toby Alderweireld has admitted that he would be delighted to see Roberto Martinez become the next Tottenham manager. But then again, that isn’t surprising as Marinez manages the national team that Toby plays in. If I was Toby, I would also butter him up if I thought he might manage the team I played for (and of course, he wants to keep his place in the Belgium squad, as well, so a double whammy).

After Levy called a halt to talks with Antonio Conte, Martinez has emerged as one of the contenders for the vacant job. Yes, the manager that didn’t do much for Everton and took Wigan down to the Championship could manage Spurs. To be fair, he also won the FA Cup with them. But that should be no recommendation for winning just one trophy.

However, and I don’t know if this is arrogance because he knows Levy is desperate, but the former Toffees and Wigan failure has told  Levy that he will only have in-depth talks about the role after the European Championships. That sort of talk will push Levy’s buttons (but which way?).

Alderweireld knows Martinez very well, having been a key player during his time at the Belgium National team. This summer’s Euros very much appears to be Belgium’s final chance to win this competition (at least with Toby playing and Martinez in charge). The best they have done on the world stage was finish runners-up in 1980 (European Championship). Alderweireld knows that he does not have many significant tournaments left ahead of him to win something. However, he insisted that he is fully focused on helping his nation lift the trophy.

Toby has praised Marinez and has admitted that he hopes that he stays as the National team leader or, better still, takes over at Tottenham. So saying those kinds words will do him plenty of favours, either for Belgium or if he comes to Spurs.

When asked about  Martinez becoming the Spurs manager, he told The Daily Mail: “I can only say great things about him. The worst scenario would be that he doesn’t go to Tottenham or be at the national team. I just want him to be one of the two. I don’t know what the situation is. We have one goal right now, to win the Euros. Apart from that, everything is on hold in terms of transfers, coaches. I don’t have any influence on that anyway, so I am glad he is here.” So, there you are… a good bit of brown-nosing. I noticed that no other Spurs player has put their heads above the parapet and endorsed him.

Martinez’s record: the teams he has managed are 2007–2009  Swansea City, 2009–2013 Wigan Athletic, 2013–2016 Everton and Belgium from 2016. Obviously, a glowing record for such a prestigious job at Tottenham.

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All the best, Glenn

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