Roberto Martinez has been priced out of a return to management with Anderlecht.
Martinez, 42, is keen to make a swift return to coaching after being sacked last month by Everton and met Anderlecht officials yesterday in a Brussels hotel.
Anderlecht were impressed by Martinez’s success with Swansea and Wigan, and initially with Everton, before his fortunes nosedived.
However the Spaniard, who was on a £3million-a-year contract with Everton, was out of their price range.
Instead Anderlecht have agreed terms with Nuremberg coach Rene Weiler and are finalising a compensation with the Bundesliga side.