Former Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino was named new Spurs boss yesterday.
The Daily Mail says when the Dutchman publicly revealed Tottenham's interest in him last month, it seemed the start of the road towards De Boer's appointment.
In fact, it was the beginning of the end of his chances of replacing Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane.
Levy insists on private club business staying private, particularly when it concerns something as delicate as a managerial appointment.
De Boer's decision to go public with Spurs' interest riled certain figures at White Hart Lane, and, ironically, worked in Pochettino's favour.
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