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Guangzhou Evergrande coach Lippi reveals Tottenham talks

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi has revealed past talks with Tottenham.

Lippi has claimed he nearly took over at the White Hart Lane club instead - prior to Andre Villas-Boas' appointment in 2012 - and has been approached by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy on a number of occasions.

He told Italian media: "I have been close with several English clubs in recent years. Most recently was Tottenham. But I said no because I didn't understand the language."

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