Date: 24th May 2021 at 12:06pm
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Former striker Marcus Bent believes that Roberto Martinez would be a fine appointment for Tottenham Hotspur this summer, in an exclusive interview with This Is Futbol.

Spurs are in the market for a new manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

was in interim charge until the end of the season, with a decision now expected to be made on who will succeed the Portuguese.

Would you welcome Roberto Martinez at Spurs?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Martinez is reportedly on the north outfit’s four-man shortlist according to The Athletic’s Jack Pitt-Brooke, and has been linked as a potential appointment elsewhere too, but it remains to be seen if the Championships will get in the way.

The former Everton boss currently manages Belgium and he will try to guide the Red Devils to the trophy this summer.

Still, Bent believes that he did a fine job at both the Toffees and Athletic and thinks he would be an excellent appointment.

However, he has expressed some doubt as to whether Martinez would actually want the move, given the inconsistency currently on show at Spurs; they are sixth in the table and are not guaranteed European league football.

Speaking exclusively to TIF, he said: “I thought he went in and done a fantastic job to be honest, I think it got to the point where he didn’t get the finances to build a squad that he needed.

“At Wigan, he did amazingly, I’ve heard nothing but great things about him, he’s a good coach, a good manager. Could he attract the players like does? I’m not sure. He’s doing a fantastic job at Belgium. Tottenham would be a good thing for him.

“Every time we come to Tottenham, me as a player, I’ve never been a manager, but I know the ins and outs of it and I know how to read the game, I know what people are thinking.

“To go to Tottenham, it’s inconsistent at the minute, it’s not a guaranteed job – it is a guaranteed job because you’re going to sign a contract – but the way they go through managers and how they conduct their business (is inconsistent).”