Real offered Mourinho £12m NOT to join Spurs and wait for Zidane to be axed

first_imgREAL MADRID were ready to offer Jose Mourinho £12million NOT to take another  job  —  and  just  wait for   Zinedine  Zidane   to   leave.The Spanish giants did not want their former boss to link up with another top European club.2 Jose Mourinho was being lined up for a return to Real MadridBut the Portuguese had his heart set on Tottenham.And Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who had been harbouring doubts about Mauricio Pochettino since the build-up to June’s Champions League final, rewarded his patience.Real were not the only club whose approaches to Mourinho were in vain.Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan and Lyon all wanted him, while Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande were willing to pay him £40m a year AFTER tax.But once Mourinho knew the Tottenham job was in play, he was happy to stall on other options.2Most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himJosé Mourinho speaks about Moussa Sissoko’s performance against Bournemouth & trying to sing along with Spurs fansSpurs’ poor start to the season saw the club accelerate efforts to identify a successor to Poch.And it seems a key meeting took place in London on October 21, when Mourinho cancelled appointments at short notice in order to talk to super-agent Pini Zahavi.The Special One left the meeting convinced he was the leading candidate to take over at Spurs and so was prepared to reject whatever offer Real might dangle in front of him.last_img