The longer the manager position remains vacant at Tottenham Hotspur the less likely it is that available managers, like Antonio Conte or Zinedine Zidane, will be the next manager of Spurs. In fact, the longer the position remains vacant the more it points to Roberto Martinez as the next manager at Tottenham Hotspur.
Why hasn’t a manager been named?
At this point, there is only speculation from all corners of the internet as to what is really happening at N17 behind the scenes. The one thing that is clear is that the firing of Jose Mourinho was clearly as rash a decision as was firing Mauricio Pochettino only 19 months prior. If there was a real plan in place following the Mourinho sacking, it would have developed by now.
Given it took more than a day for Ryan Mason to officially be named interim manager, it was clear the sacking was not premeditated. Now nearly 50 days on from that event, it is becoming more and more clear that there was no plan. As is the norm with Daniel Levy he listens to too many opinions and makes rash decisions, leaving Tottenham in a difficult state.
Either no one wants to come or Tottenham are waiting for someone
In fairness, Monday was a holiday in the states and in the UK so it is possible that June 1 leads to something new. However, most signs seem to indicate things are moving slower than faster at Tottenham at this point.
Given the time-lapse with barely a word from the club either no one wants the job or they are waiting for someone. Conte left his job. The Champions League is over. The only thing left is the EUROS, which leaves two men, Gareth Southgate, and Roberto Martinez.
While Southgate’s name has occasionally been linked with the job, likely he is thinking about the World Cup nearly as much as the EUROS. However, Roberto Martinez has made no secret about his desire to get back into club coaching. While contracted through the World Cup, Martinez can leave this summer after the EUROS, according to Football Insider, who has Martinez as a nice fit for Levy.
Martinez has struggled at the club level and has yet to triumph with a team long ranked #1 in the world with Belgium. If it is Martinez that Levy is waiting for, most fans are going to be extremely disappointed.
The one thing we do know from experience in following the club something dragging out longer and longer is not a good thing.
Hopefully, Daniel Levy pays PSG and gets Mauricio Pochettino. Or Daniel Levy Pays Ajax and gets Erik ten Hag. Or Daniel Levy pays attention and gets Antonio Conte. Anything else will be a big disappointment and the longer it takes the more it seems like it will end up anything else.