Tottenham: Julen Lopetegui rejects ‘dizzying’ offer to become new boss, Sevilla president says

Tottenham: Julen Lopetegui rejects ‘dizzying’ offer to become new boss, Sevilla president says

Tottenham’s search for Jose Mourinho’s replacement continues as Julen Lopetegui joins list of names to reject head coach job, according to Sevilla’s president; Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso have all held talks with the club

Wednesday 23 June 2021 17:07, UK

Julen Lopetegui won the Europa League with Sevilla in 2020
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Julen Lopetegui won the Europa League with Sevilla in 2020

Tottenham have failed with a “dizzying” offer to make Julen Lopetegui their new head coach, according to Sevilla president Jose Castro.

Spurs’ managerial search is now in a third month as they seek a successor to Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on April 19 following a poor run of form.

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The north Londoners have have been unable to secure an appointment despite holding talks with candidates including Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso.

Incoming football managing director Fabio Paratici, who has already started work, is understood to have contacted Lopetegui after he guided Sevilla to Champions League qualification next season with a fourth-placed finish in La Liga.

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But the Spaniard, who signed a contract extension this year, would prefer to stay in Andalusia.


In an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena SER, which was published on Sevilla’s official website, Castro said: “Julen rang me and told me. He said he’d received offers he’d not listened to in addition to a dizzying one from Tottenham.

“But he said he doesn’t forget things and that he is very motivated here. We believed and believe in him, giving him a two-year contract extension, and I’m sure he will bring much more to the club.

new source: sky sports

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