Will Spurs wait till after the Euros to appoint a manager?
And Maw has revealed a possible concern for the Spurs chairman in his search for his next permanent manager.
He said (14:27): “What is important is having a new man in place, like a decent period of time before the start of pre-season, which I guess will be like kind of second week of July or whatever.
“So yeah, by like the middle of June, I suppose you really want that person to be there. I know the Euros is a possible complication if there’s anyone there that they may want to talk to, or may want to offer the job.
“But yeah, I mean, I think I would worry about that a little bit if that then took us into like the second week of July, and then suddenly you’ve got like, someone who’s been through the kind of rigours of European Championships then coming back into club football, but I’m not talking about specifically [Roberto] Martinez, although he is the obvious one.
“Quite how that works in terms of getting his feet under the table at Tottenham, I’m not so sure.”
TIF Thoughts on Maw’s comments…
It is clear Maw would like to see the new manager appointed and in charge with plenty of time to put his stamp on the side. Spurs are now in a stage of rebuilding following what has been a highly disappointing season which could see them not even qualify for European football.
Gareth Southgate and Roberto Martinez have both been linked as potential candidates for the Spurs job and both are set to manage England and Belgium respectively at this summer’s Euros.
Regardless of who Spurs get in as their next manager, it will certainly be to the benefit of all if they were able to provide him with the most amount of time as possible with his new squad.