Spurs offer to Lopetegui turned down

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June 24, 2021
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    Julen LopeteguiJulen Lopetegui had a four-and-a-half-month spell as Real Madrid manager before was appointed Sevilla boss in July 2019

    Tottenham made a "dizzying" offer to Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui but the former Spain boss will not be going anywhere, according to the La Liga club's president Jose Castro.

    The north London side have been looking for a permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho since his sacking in April.

    Lopetegui, 54, guided Sevilla to Champions League qualification with a fourth-place finish last season.

    Castro said Lopetegui had "received offers he'd not listened to".

    Talking to Spanish radio station Cadena SER, Sevilla's president continued: "Julen rang me and told me.

    "Some coaches are more driven by economic factors but Julen is very clear that he is happy here and he even said it would be very difficult to find a better place to work than 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."

    Spurs ended the season under caretaker boss Ryan Mason, but their search for a permanent manager has been a fraught one.

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    Antonio Conte, who left Inter Milan after winning the Italian title last season, had been in talks with the club but failed to reach an agreement.

    Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who Mourinho replaced, was approached about a return but efforts were rebuffed by Paris St-Germain.

    Former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca then looked poised to take over, only for talks to end as Spurs were linked with ex-Fiorentina manager Gennaro Gattuso, who the club quickly distanced themselves from following fan protests against the prospect of his appointment.

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    • I

      Comment posted by iambanksy, at 15:19 23 Jun

      There are some tribesmen in the Amazon rainforest who live so remotely that they haven’t even been offered the Spurs job.49112

      • D

        Reply posted by Dave, at 15:21 23 Jun

        "There are some tribesmen in the Amazon rainforest who live so remotely that they haven’t even been offered the Spurs job."Dave replied: 😂😂😂354

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      Comment posted by chelseadad, at 15:17 23 Jun

      You can have Southgate from Tuesday approx 8pm34137

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        Reply posted by TheNightmanCometh, at 15:31 23 Jun

        "You can have Southgate from Tuesday approx 8pm"TheNightmanCometh replied: Ah, the ever-optimistic England fan. No wonder the national team never win anything.52227

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      Comment posted by Rybo86, at 15:07 23 Jun

      This saga really isn’t doing anything for Tottenham’s image2564

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        Reply posted by The Spin Doctor, at 15:20 23 Jun

        "This saga really isn’t doing anything for Tottenham’s image"The Spin Doctor replied: On and on and on it goes, who and when Spurs will hire their new manager nobody knows.761

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      Comment posted by W 6, at 15:04 23 Jun

      In a few weeks you won’t be able to stand more than 20 metres away from someone who’s turned down the Spurs job.2577

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        Reply posted by SteH11, at 15:41 23 Jun

        "In a few weeks you won’t be able to stand more than 20 metres away from someone who’s turned down the Spurs job."SteH11 replied: If anyone takes it at this stage it just shows they’re desperate!

        Hopefully everyone continues to turn it down and they end up with Ryan Mason and relegation!!5333

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      Comment posted by Chlillis, at 15:20 23 Jun

      Soon more people would’ve been offered the Spurs job then the vaccination19011

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        Reply posted by TheNightmanCometh, at 15:32 23 Jun

        "Soon more people would’ve been offered the Spurs job then the vaccination"TheNightmanCometh replied: So they get offered the Spurs job, then the vaccination? Just trying to understand your timeline here.2996

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      Comment posted by aldridge96, at 15:04 23 Jun

      Big Sam is getting closer and closer to managing Harry Kane again…17814

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        Reply posted by The Spin Doctor, at 15:23 23 Jun

        "Big Sam is getting closer and closer to managing Harry Kane again…"The Spin Doctor replied: At this rate, the only mangers left for Spurs to hire, other than big Sam could be Harry Rednapp or Tim Sherwood.603

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      Comment posted by abracadabra, at 15:24 23 Jun

      So far I have not responded to any of Daniel Levy’s emails.1602

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        Reply posted by Lets Agree To Disagree, at 15:54 23 Jun

        "So far I have not responded to any of Daniel Levy’s emails."Lets Agree To Disagree replied: Well, I interview for the Spurs job this coming Monday.442

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      Comment posted by neil, at 15:27 23 Jun

      I must admit, I think I’d have to think twice and I haven’t got much on.1045

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        Reply posted by LAMPO57, at 16:47 23 Jun

        "I must admit, I think I’d have to think twice and I haven’t got much on."LAMPO57 replied: Not sure what your choice of clothing has got to do with it .1080

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      Comment posted by Liam, at 15:05 23 Jun

      Spurs really are a laughing stock. Two World class managers have been sacked and now they can’t get anyone. I feel for Kane, please leave and win some silverware.12024

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        Reply posted by SteH11, at 15:42 23 Jun

        "Spurs really are a laughing stock. Two World class managers have been sacked and now they can’t get anyone. I feel for Kane, please leave and win some silverware."SteH11 replied: Feel more sorry for Son who’s older and also hasn’t won any major silverware at club level.

        Both should leave! Let Spurs go back to bottom half finishes!!7416

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      Comment posted by Saffinch, at 15:22 23 Jun

      If I were a Spurs supporter, I would be severely worried. Levy now seems to be chasing names across Europe with a bit of profile, but without a real plan or logic behind it. It begs the question – given that Ryan Mason was always going to be a stand-in, why did Spurs not already have a successor lined up before sacking Mourinho?951

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        Reply posted by Tv, at 15:48 23 Jun

        "If I were a Spurs supporter, I would be severely worried. Levy now seems to be chasing names across Europe with a bit of profile, but without a real plan or logic behind it. It begs the question – given that Ryan Mason was always going to be a stand-in, why did Spurs not already have a successor lined up before sacking Mourinho?"Tv replied: Because Spurs fans and Levy think they are a bigger club than they actually are. They thought ‘Who wouldnt want to come to Spurs? London, champs league football, shiny new stadium’ when in reality a job in London is the only attractive thing when trying to attract a new boss or top signings6017

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      Comment posted by Rod Liddle for PM, at 15:15 23 Jun

      Eddie Howe is still on the sofa eating cheesy wotsits, Levi.926

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        Reply posted by SteH11, at 15:54 23 Jun

        "Eddie Howe is still on the sofa eating cheesy wotsits, Levi."SteH11 replied: So what, he’d just turn them down….323

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      Comment posted by walker1b, at 15:28 23 Jun

      A lot of spam phonecalls emanating from the North London area. Don’t answer or you will be tied into a long contract.874

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      Comment posted by Carole Kirkwoods Warm Front, at 16:14 23 Jun

      David Attenborough would take the job, but only to release the starving moths trapped in the trophy cabinet.842

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        Reply posted by LAMPO57, at 16:51 23 Jun

        "David Attenborough would take the job, but only to release the starving moths trapped in the trophy cabinet."LAMPO57 replied: What about all the flies in the cheese cabinet , bound to get the animal rights activists involved at this rate .45

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      Comment posted by joffey, at 16:20 23 Jun

      I saw a old lady with 8 heavy shopping bags, I said can you manage, she said yes I can i don’t want the spurs job either711

      • W

        Reply posted by Wozza, today at 01:12

        "I saw a old lady with 8 heavy shopping bags, I said can you manage, she said yes I can i don’t want the spurs job either"Wozza replied: kerboom tish10

    • R

      Comment posted by Roger Zinar, at 15:14 23 Jun

      What does Levy have against Jorgen Klinsmann I wonder…
      Here’s an offer that won’t be turned down…668

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        Reply posted by leeroy111, at 15:44 23 Jun

        "What does Levy have against Jorgen Klinsmann I wonder…Here’s an offer that won’t be turned down…"leeroy111 replied: Ahhh he’s approaching the wrong guy. Maybe should ask Jürgen instead !377

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      Comment posted by Indication, at 15:29 23 Jun

      The prize for winning Love Island is the Spurs job.542

      • J

        Reply posted by jock1, at 15:31 23 Jun

        "The prize for winning Love Island is the Spurs job."jock1 replied: You probably get scr3wed with both452

    • H

      Comment posted by Half more than Indio, at 15:06 23 Jun

      why don’t spurs just stop getting turned down by everyone and put the job on indeed.com

      We are looking for a manager. Low expectations and you get to work with our star player who would really like to leave608

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        Reply posted by baldeagle4travel, at 16:02 23 Jun

        "why don’t spurs just stop getting turned down by everyone and put the job on indeed.comWe are looking for a manager. Low expectations and you get to work with our star player who would really like to leave"baldeagle4travel replied: Even the tea lady wants to leave but Levy won’t release her pension contributions!362

    • B

      Comment posted by Billy McFlipFlops, at 15:14 23 Jun

      Embarrassing, Levy you may as well just offer to Ryan Mason and try again next summer. Oh and close the door on your way out too.503

      • B

        Reply posted by Billy McFlipFlops, at 15:22 23 Jun

        "Embarrassing, Levy you may as well just offer to Ryan Mason and try again next summer. Oh and close the door on your way out too."Billy McFlipFlops replied: And I’m curious what the “dizzying” offer was – unlimited goes on the Skywalk?302

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      Comment posted by Daniel, at 15:20 23 Jun

      Need a zero ambition manager for a zero ambition club. The normal managerial merry-go-round should work. Where’s Pardew?505

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        Reply posted by oldboy, at 16:03 23 Jun

        "Need a zero ambition manager for a zero ambition club. The normal managerial merry-go-round should work. Where’s Pardew?"oldboy replied: Or Arteta!1713

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      Comment posted by Allez Les Gars, at 15:16 23 Jun

      All very Spursy….418

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        Reply posted by Rustynuts, at 15:51 23 Jun

        "All very Spursy…."Rustynuts replied: Heh heh heh.44

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