Sevilla club president, Jose Castro has revealed that Tottenham made a ‘dizzying’ offer to manager Julen Lopetegui this summer.
Tottenham are still without a permanent manager in North London and have been that way for over two months after they sacked Jose Mourinho in April.
It was claimed earlier this month that Spurs made an attempt to lure Lopetegui from Sevilla to North London, although their attempts failed and they moved on to Paulo Fonseca (The Transfer Window Podcast – starting at 3:58).
Football London’s Alasdair Gold later revealed that he had not heard anything about any Tottenham interest in Lopetegui and that Fonseca was Paratici’s second choice manager behind Antonio Conte.
However, it appears that Tottenham’s reported interest in the Sevilla boss was true, as the club president has seemingly confirmed.
Castro claimed that Lopetegui had multiple offers this summer, including a ‘dizzying’ one from Spurs, but decided to stay in Spain. Football London have now claimed that no official offer was made by Tottenham.
He said (Sevilla website – via Football London): “Julen called me and told me that he had several offers that he didn’t pay attention to and a dizzying one from Tottenham. But he told me that he was comfortable here, he does not forget things and that he is very excited.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
It appears that Tottenham have at least reached out to countless managerial options this summer, some may not have even made the press. One fact remains true, there has not been an appointment and that needs to happen within the next two weeks or the summer could be a disaster.
Have something to tell us about this article?