Duncan Castles revealed that Tottenham were set to appoint Julen Lopetegui as their new manager earlier this summer before finally settling on Paulo Fonseca.
Lopetegui is the current Sevilla boss while Fonseca was out of a job following his dismissal as Roma manager earlier this year.
Castles reported that the deal to bring Julen Lopetegui to north London fell through in the later stages, which is why Spurs then focused on a deal to sign Fonseca.
Spurs have been without a manager for more than 50 days since Jose Mourinho was sacked in late April, just six days before a Carabao Cup final against Man City.
Duncan Castles has revealed that Spurs have gone so far as to agree to the terms of a contract with Lopetegui, as well as terms with Sevilla to release him from his current contract. He claimed the price Tottenham had to pay the Spanish club was £ 4million.
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