Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui has hinted he fielded interest from Tottenham last summer.
Lopetegui was linked with Spurs before they hired Nuno.
He recalled to AS: "That is history. There were options to be able to take other paths but I am happy at Sevilla.
"Train in the Premier? One learns to live in the present and the future does not exist, God will say. I put all my passion and energy into this profession, without making more plans."
On Sevilla's title chances, Lopetegui continued: "We are in November and LaLiga is a marathon of 38 games. If we look further, it'd be wrong.
"The teams that are always on top will be again. Real Madrid, Atlético, Barcelona ... I don't have a favourite but the one with the most merits will win it."