Roberto Martinez ‘is open to returning to the Premier League after the euro’ in a big boost for Tottenham
Roberto Martinez ‘is open to returning to the Premier League after the Euros’ in a big boost for Tottenham, with the Belgian boss ‘on Daniel Levy’s radar’ after the vacant Spurs job was rejected by Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag
- Roberto Martinez is believed to be open to a possible return to the Premier League
- The Spaniard leads Belgium in the euro this summer, but could leave after that
- News is a boost for Daniel Levy as he looks for Tottenham’s next manager
- Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers among those who already disapproved of the role
Roberto Martinez is reportedly ready to return to Premier League management amid ties to Tottenham’s job as head coach.
The Spaniard was sacked by Everton in 2016 after three years of leadership and became manager of Belgium a few months later, where he has remained ever since.
Martinez has led Belgium to become the number 1 ranked team in the world, and they are entering this summer’s European Championship as the third favorites behind England and France.
Roberto Martinez is open to a possible return to the Premier League after this summer’s European Championship
Daniel Levy will welcome that news after failing to hit top goals as next Tottenham boss
But according to The sun, the 47-year-old is open to returning to day-to-day club management in the Premier League and would consider moving on from the Belgian track after the euro.
The news will intrigue Tottenham and Daniel Levy, who have already been rejected by Brendan Rodgers, Julian Nagelsmann and Erik ten Hag as they search for Jose Mourinho’s replacement.
It is believed that Martinez would have no problem leaving his role after the tournament and that his backroom staff could lead pre-season training at Spurs in his absence.
Martinez impressed during his time as club manager, leading Swansea to the championship and developing an attractive style of play that subsequent managers, including Brendan Rodgers, followed.
Martinez led Wigan to their first ever FA Cup triumph when they bagged the famous trophy in 2013
Most famously, he led Wigan to their first-ever FA Cup trophy in 2013, beating Manchester City in the final just three days before the club were relegated from the Premier League.
While Martinez is on Levy’s radar, the Tottenham man can still hope that Rodgers can be persuaded to leave Leicester, despite the Northern Irish having publicly declared himself out of track.
Nagelsmann and Ten Hag had to be crossed out as Spurs’ initial shortlist amounted to nothing, with the German joining Bayern Munich and the Ajax boss extending his stay at the club.
Ralf Rangnick and Rafa Benitez are now among the names being considered by Tottenham, as Levy will prioritize experience over youth, making managers like Eddie Howe and Graham Potter unlikely to qualify.
Rafa Benitez is being considered for the Tottenham job as Levy wants to prioritize experience