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Tottenham reportedly add another manager to shortlist, one that Reguilon thanked 'for his whole life'

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly closing in on Paulo Fonseca but Sevilla manager Julian Lopetegui is said to have been added to their shortlist. The ex-Spain and Madrid manager is impressing at Sevilla and Spurs are keeping tabs – a boss that Sergio Reguilon thanked for his “whole life”.

Portuguese gaffer Fonseca continues to be linked with Spurs and an announcement is reportedly due next week. But Lopetegui is on the shortlist in case something goes wrong. The current Sevilla boss guided his side to the Europa League trophy during 2019-20.

This season, Sevilla finished in a lofty fourth – only two points behind Barcelona. So, Lopetegui is an option as he continues to impress in Spain and Reguilon – who played under Lopetegui during a loan at Sevilla – says he owes as much as his life to the Sevilla boss.

“I have much to thank the boss for. For my whole life,” Reguilon said, as per Tribuna in January 2020. “He gave me confidence, but especially this season, he’s giving me the confidence to demonstrate what I can do. I have to give him a special mention because he has defined my career.”

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Lopetegui would certainly get the best out of Tottenham defender Reguilon

Reguilon joined Tottenham for £27million – an expensive signing. While he started well, he ended the season in poor form. His end-of-season string of displays were summed up by a catastrophic couple of mistakes during a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa. That ended Tottenham’s chances of Europa League.

He is a top player with plenty of potential under the right manager. Lopetegui is clearly that man and while the Spanish boss would be a good manager, Spurs would also see a direct improvement in their left-back.

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