Agbonlahor delivers two-word verdict on Tottenham hiring Martinez after key reveal
Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed there is “no chance” of Tottenham luring Belgium manager Roberto Martinez to north London.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England forward suggested the 47-year-old will only considering quitting his role with Belgium after next year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Football Insider revealed last month the ex-Wigan Athletic boss is on Spurs’ shortlist to succeed Jose Mourinho.
The Sun report he would be open to a Premier League return and could reconsider his position at Belgium after this summer’s European Championships.
Martinez has been in charge of Belgium since 2016 and has worked with a number of former and current Tottenham players.
In 2018, he angered former manager Mauricio Pochettino by revealing the extent of an injury Jan Vertonghen had picked up with his club.
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Asked whether Martinez could be tempted by the Tottenham job, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “No chance.”
He added: “I just don’t think, with the job he’s got at Belgium, would he want to leave that? It’s a comfy job, he’s got a great group of players, great chance of winning the Euros, the World Cup’s next year.
“It doesn’t make sense, does it. Why would you want to leave that when you’ve got a chance of winning the Euros and the World Cup in the next two years?
“It’s impossible. There’s no way Roberto Martinez will leave that job.
“I just don’t see it happening. If it was after the World Cup maybe he would want a change.”