Roberto Martinez: Tottenham reports are a ‘real compliment’

Everton boss Roberto Martinez admits that he is flattered by reports linking him with the Tottenham job

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Everton manager Roberto Martinez Photo: Everton FC

Roberto Martinez admits that he is flattered by reports linking the Everton boss with a switch to take charge of Tottenham this summer.

The Spaniard has been touted as a potential successor to Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane after an impressive first season at Goodison Park.

Any speculation I take as a real football compliment

Roberto Martinez

And Martinez, who has led Everton to fifth place in the Premier League heading into the final weekend, feels that interest from other clubs underlines the Toffees’ success this term.

“Any speculation I take as a real football compliment,” said Martinez, whose Everton side travel to Hull on Sunday.

“This is the time you get rumours about the next moves. That means we have done something right.

“We have performed well and that affects players, staff and managers. We take it in a positive manner and carry on working hard.”

Tottenham are expected to dismiss Sherwood as head coach after he took over from Andre Villas-Boas in December, with Frank de Boer and Rafael Benitez reportedly among the other candidates for the job.

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