Jurgen Klinsmann admits he would be open to taking Tottenham job
Former Tottenham player and club legend Jurgen Klinsmann has admitted he would be open to returning to Spurs as manager should Daniel Levy approach him.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the former Germany manager revealed that it would be hard to turn down a position with Spurs and that he is open to the idea of managing his former club.
Spurs are yet to announce a full-time replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked last month.
Klinsmann has an impressive CV as a manager, having roles with the likes of Germany, Bayern Munich and the United States. And the 1990 World Cup winner is open-minded about the possibility of returning to Spurs.
Klinsmann said when asked if he would consider the job: “If a call come from Spurs, I’m there. He [Daniel Levy] has my number and he can call me anytime. We’ve always been in touch and doing stuff for Spurs is always something special.”
The former Hertha Berlin manager later added with: “I never thought I’d coach Germany or the United States or Bayern Munich. I always have an open mind and I’m open to new challenges, so why not Spurs?”
TBR View: Tottenham should steer clear of Klinsmann
Hiring former players as managers has become something of a trend in recent years. Indeed, interim Spurs boss Ryan Mason came through the club’s academy and made 70 appearances for the first team. Yet Klinsmann would be a poor candidate for the job.
Barring a Gold Cup win with the US, Klinsmann failed to win silverware with both the US and Bayern Munich. The former Germany international also lasted just ten games in his most recent job for Hertha.
Klinsmann might be a club legend at Spurs, but Levy should avoid the 56-year-old as a potential manager candidate.