Roberto Martinez 'is open to Premier League return after the Euros'

Roberto Martinez ‘is open to Premier League return after the Euros’ in major boost for Tottenham, with Belgium boss ‘on Daniel Levy’s radar’ after vacant Spurs job was snubbed by Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag

  • Roberto Martinez is believed to be open to a potential Premier League return
  • The Spaniard will lead Belgium in this summer’s Euros but could leave after that
  • News is a boost to Daniel Levy as he looks to find Tottenham’s next manager
  • Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers among those to already snub role 

Roberto Martinez is reportedly willing to make a return to management in the Premier League amid links to the Tottenham head coach job.

The Spaniard was sacked by Everton in 2016 after three years in charge, and became Belgium manager a few months later where he has been ever since.

Martinez has led Belgium to be the number one ranked team in the world, and they go into this summer’s Euros as the third favourites behind England and France. 

Roberto Martinez is open to a potential return to the Premier League after this summer’s Euros

Daniel Levy will welcome that news after failing to secure top targets as next Tottenham boss

But according to The Sun, the 47-year-old is open to moving back into the day-to-day of club management in the Premier League and would consider moving on from the Belgium job after the Euros.

The news will intrigue Tottenham and Daniel Levy, who have already been snubbed by Brendan Rodgers, Julian Nagelsmann and Erik ten Hag as they look to find Jose Mourinho’s replacement. 

It is believed that it would not be a problem for Martinez to leave his role after the tournament and his backroom staff would be able to lead pre-season training at Spurs in his absence.  

Martinez impressed throughout his time as a club manager, leading Swansea to the Championship and developing an attractive style of play that subsequent managers, including Brendan Rodgers, followed.

Martinez led to Wigan to their first ever FA Cup triumph as the lifted 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 may still hope Rodgers can be persuaded to leave Leicester despite the Northern Irishman publicly ruling himself out of the job. 

Nagelsmann and Ten Hag have had to be crossed off as Spurs’ initial shortlist amounted to nothing, with the German joining Bayern Munich and the Ajax boss extending his stay at the club.

Ralph Rangnick and Rafa Benitez are now among the names being considered by Tottenham as Levy looks set to prioritise experience over youth, leaving managers such as Eddie Howe and Graham Potter unlikely to be considered.

Rafa Benitez is being considered for the Tottenham job as Levy looks to prioritise experience

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