‘The consideration they wanted was money’ – Lille boss makes accusation over Spurs pair

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Dom Le Roy

Lille head coach Christophe Galtier has accused Tottenham first-team assistant coach Joao Sacramento and goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos of jumping ship to North London for the sake of a pay rise.

It has been a year since Jose Mourinho was appointed as the Spurs boss after the club parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino.

Sacramento and Santos both arrived in North London along with Mourinho but Galtier believes the pair would have stayed put at Lille had they been offered more money.

When asked about their exit, the 54-year-old told L’Equipe (as translated by Sport Witness): “I didn’t accept being told they left because of me, because I didn’t give them enough consideration.

“The consideration they wanted was money, and I’m not the one who gives out the money.”

The Lille boss was also asked about the club’s director of football Luis Campos, who has been linked with a move to Tottenham in the past.

The report revealed that Campos has not been at Lille since the end of the summer transfer window.

When asked if was aware of the Lille director’s future intentions, Galtier responded: “He didn’t tell me because we don’t exchange anymore. I don’t want to interpret his absence and I don’t know what they are saying with the president (Gérard Lopez).

“On the other hand, I need to know who I’m working with: it’s not pretentious, when you train LOSC, to want to know who you’re working with, right? We were a trio, the president, the president’s adviser and the coach, and what the hell was it going on…”

“We didn’t kiss each other on the mouth every day. There were disagreements. When the president refereed in Luis’ direction and not in mine, that did not please me. And when Luis and I were in agreement but not the president, we had to comply with his arbitration. It was like that. Luis is no longer there and all of this is on stand-by.”

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