Roberto Martinez open to Prem return after Euros with Tottenham keeping tabs on Belgium manager

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ROBERTO MARTINEZ is willing to come back to the Premier League after the Euros —  putting Tottenham and other clubs on alert.

The coach spent years with Wigan and Everton before taking the reins of Belgium, who are now ranked  No 1 in the world.

Times Newspapers Ltd

Belgium and ex-Everton manager Roberto Martinez is thought to be interesting Tottenham as they ponder a replacement for axed Jose Mourinho[/caption]


Daniel Levy is being patient over finding Spurs next permanent boss, with Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers too expensive[/caption]

Spaniard Martinez is believed to be on Spurs’ shortlist but they are unlikely to be the only suitors.

And Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is in no rush to appoint a successor to axed Jose Mourinho.

But while Martinez is under contract, it would not be difficult for him to leave after the Euro 2020 finals this summer.

Martinez  has trusted backroom staff who could take pre-season training at Spurs while he is with Belgium.

He has worked with top Belgian talents such as Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku.

But the chance to get back to daily involvement appeals to him.

As someone who plays a passing style admired by Spurs, they could be a good match as  Levy seeks a coach to please fans.

Tottenham are also huge admirers of Leicester chief Brendan Rodgers.


But a potential bill of £70million  has frightened off Levy.

Spurs would need to offer a four-year contract of £12.5m a season, plus Leicester’s expected compensation demands of £20m,

That’s similar to the sum Bayern Munich are paying RB Leipzig for ex-Spurs target Julian Nagelsmann.

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