Duncan Castles has revealed that Tottenham were on the brink of appointing Julen Lopetegui as their new manager earlier this summer before eventually settling on Paulo Fonseca.
Lopetegui is the current Sevilla boss while Fonseca was without a job following his sacking from the Roma manager role earlier this year.
Castles has reported that the deal to bring Julen Lopetegui to North London fell through at the final stages, which is why Spurs then focused on a deal to sign Fonseca.
Spurs have been without a manager for over 50 days since Jose Mourinho was sacked in late April just six days before a Carabao Cup Final against Man City.
Duncan Castles has revealed that Spurs went as far as to agree terms on a contract with Lopetegui, as well as terms with Sevilla to release him from his current contract. He claimed that the price Tottenham were set to pay the Spanish club was £4m.
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