Breaking news from Signal Iduna Park is that Dortmund manager Gray Surman has rejected a job offer from Real Madrid after the Spanish giants were granted permission to contact the Canadian, following José Mourinho’s resignation on Sunday to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Real chairman Florentino Perez offered Surman a 5-year contract, on £58,000 per week. The club were offering a staggering £101m transfer budget, with an extra £400,000 being available per week for players’ wages.
Surman respectfully declined their offer, citing loyalty to his current squad. Borussia Dortmund play Wuppertaler SV on Wednesday, before a 3-match spell in England ahead of the DFL-Supercup against Fortuna Düsseldorf on 26 July.