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Club president reveals he tried to tempt Mourinho to his side before Spurs

Many Tottenham Hotspur fans would have been devastated at losing Mauricio Pochettino last month after the board and Daniel Levy took the decision to sack him.

This came after the Argentine had struggled to get his team performing in 2019 and even more so in the new season.

Spurs had taken just a handful of wins, they sat down in 14th in the Premier League, were knocked out of the League Cup by Colchester United, and were embarrassed on the European stage with a 7-2 home defeat against Bayern Munich.

Within 24 hours of Pochettino’s sacking, Levy and Spurs announced serial winner Jose Mourinho as the new head coach, a man who has lifted trophies at every single club he has ever managed.

However, it has now been revealed that another club attempted to lure Mourinho in back in October, with Lyon interested in the Special One.

Club president, Jean Michel Aulas, claims that he knew it was a slim possibility, but he had to at least try.

He said (BeIn Sports): “The manager I would have liked? Mourinho (…) I knew that it wouldn’t be possible, but you know, I called Mourinho at the time. I knew it was a one in 1000 chance, but we wanted to try. We looked at everything.”

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