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Sevilla president Castro: Lopetegui told me of dizzying Spurs offer

Sevilla president Jose Castro has confirmed Tottenham made an attempt for coach Julen Lopetegui.

Spurs' managerial search is now in a third month as they try and find a successor for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on April 19 following a poor run of form.

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.

“You see his ability and leadership every day. 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."

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