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Micky Hazard believes that Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is the man to take charge at Spurs with Everton and Newcastle managers David Moyes and Alan Pardew also linked
Former Tottenham midfielder Micky Hazard believes that Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is man to take over from Harry Redknapp because of his style of play.
The Spaniard has been linked with the role along with Everton manager David Moyes and Newcastle boss Alan Pardew.
“The style of Roberto Martinez preaches at Wigan and the style of play he introduced at Swansea would make you think he is more suited to the traditional Spurs style of play,” Hazard told Goal.com.
“Whether he has got the experience or not yet to take over at such a big club I don’t know. That is one of the questions that can only be answered as and when he arrives. But certainly his football philosophies are much more in line with the way Spurs play their football.
“When I have seen managers come in and impose a style of play that is not synonymous with Spurs I thought they would not be successful because you have to understand the history and traditions of a great club and the footballing philosophy linked to that club. If you do you have a better chance of success.
“The future is bright because we have got good players and whoever comes in will have a ready-made team – a team capable of competing for the title and Champions League football next season. Who we bring in as manager is very important.”
Hazard is not keen on seeing Everton boss David Moyes move to White Hart Lane.
“David Moyes has done a great job at Everton but what we have to say is what would he be like in and around better players?” Hazard added.
“He has created a very workmanlike team at Everton and managed to sustain sixth, seventh or eighth every season so you have to say he has done a marvellous job at Everton. But would he actually be the same if he came to a club like Spurs with better players?
“Unfortunately we don’t know if he would preach the Spurs way – that wonderful, flowing pass-and-move football we are capable of. We don’t know because he does not have that type of player at Everton. He has managed his team to fit the players he has got.
“Would he change his thinking at Spurs to play that flowing football that last season was made in heaven at time? I would like to think he would and that any manager who arrives at Spurs would see the quality of the player he has got and play that way plus add his own organisational and disciplinary things within that framework.”