Jurgen Klinsmann responds when asked if he would be interested in Tottenham job
Jurgen Klinsmann has claimed “anything is possible” when asked if he would be interested in becoming the next full-time Tottenham manager.
Ryan Mason, who is the Spurs interim boss until the end of the season, watched his side beat Southampton 2-1 on Wednesday night in the Premier League.
He’s come in as the temporary replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked earlier this week.
Klinsmann seemed to joke and was fairly laid back when asked about whether he could be a managerial candidate for Spurs, but he certainly didn’t rule it out with his answer.
The 56-year-old is currently an out-of-work German manager.
He had an illustrious playing career as a striker, which two brief spells at Spurs, and ended up moving into management back in 2004.
Klinsmann has managed at international level with both Germany and United States, while at club level he’s been at Bayern Munich and much more recently Hertha Berlin.
“I tell you anything is possible in life. I never thought in the first place I would coach Germany [at] a World Cup. I never thought I’d coach the US for six months or Bayern Munich. We will see in a couple of months who’s going to be the Spurs manager,” Klinsmann told ESPN.
Reports have predictably started to fly in about who could become the next permanent Spurs manager. However, ex-Spurs forward Klinsmann is not yet a name that has come to the party.
He’s certainly had a unique career so far in management that has mostly been spent with national teams, so giving him an opportunity of a first Premier League job would be a massive risk.
For now, supporters will be focused on what Mason can do in charge, especially as they have the Carabao Cup final with Manchester City to play this weekend.
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