Hutton excited as Tottenham schedule talks with 'top manager' Martinez

Roberto Martinez would “fit the bill” as the new Tottenham manager, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusive to Football Insider, insisted the Belgium boss would bring a brand of “exciting, attacking football” to north London.

As revealed by Football Insider on Monday, the 47-year-old is making a “huge play” for the vacant role and his enthusiasm has stood out to Spurs chiefs.

A Tottenham source has told this site the Lilywhites have now made contact with Martinez as they assess their options.

The Belgium boss was on Spurs’ original shortlist alongside Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers.

However, the German manager has since agreed to join Bayern Munich, while Spurs have given up hope on enticing Rodgers from Leicester.

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Tottenham are holding manager talks in the coming days, with Martinez featuring prominently.

Asked if Martinez was the right man for Spurs, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I think he fits the bill. It’s exciting. It all comes down to the style of football that he plays. 

“He wants to play the way Tottenham want to play. They want to play exciting football, attacking football and he fits that bill.

“I think the only problem, and I know these top managers will evaluate the squad and stuff, but he’s going to be with Belgium at the Euros until late on in the competition, probably. I can see Belgium doing well this year.

“For him to go far in that and then obviously come into the job in the summer, it’s very late. It’s a difficult one. I know he will be evaluating the squad and what he wants but there’ll be a quick turnaround.

“He’ll have to put his ideas and implement what he wants to do moving forward very, very quickly. It’s whether they can take on board what he wants really quickly before the season starts.” 

Martinez took charge of Belgium back in 2016, just months after being sacked by Everton.

He has managed 265 games in the Premier League during his time with the Toffees and Wigan Athletic.

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