Belgium boss Roberto Martinez was said to have been keen on taking over at Tottenham Hotspur.
A report in the Daily Star claims that the Spaniard was ready to walk away from his post with the national side such was his desire to manage the North London club.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is said to be an admirer of the former Swansea City and Everton boss and was one of the potential candidates to succeed Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs, who were in the Champions League final only six months ago, endured a tough start to the season and were 14th in the Premier League table going into the international break.
As a result of the poor form, the Argentinian relieved of his duties after five-and-a-half years in charge.
Jose Mourinho was the man selected to succeed Pochettino, with Martinez having failed to have held formal talks with Levy about any possibility of taking up the post.
Following yesterday’s win at West Ham United, Mourinho won as many points in one match as Mauricio Pochettino could manage in his final 12 away Premier League games.
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