Tony Cascarino urges Spurs to move for Jurgen Klinsmann after Conte disappointment
Spurs have been urged to make a move for Jurgen Klinsmann as their next manager, after losing out in the race to appoint Antonio Conte.
The club’s move for Conte broke down before the weekend. Disagreements on transfers, expectation, and youth development, all playing their part.
But while the move for Conte is off, former Chelsea striker and now Talksport regular, Tony Cascarino, believes Jurgen Klinsmann is a good option.
Klinsmann played for Spurs so is well known to fans. He’s also held some big jobs in world football, including both the German and USA national team jobs.
And speaking on Talksport yesterday, Cascarino believes the club could do a lot worse than Klinsmann.
“He’s a hugely intelligent man and had great success with Germany. Klinsmann would be a very smart move, he’s adored by the fans and he had a big impact in Germany,” Cascarino commented.
“People will say it went pear-shaped at Bayern Munich, but Bayern were in terrible shape when he took them. I think he’s a viable option for Spurs. Yes, it’s a risky one, but don’t tell me any guarantee comes with a manager.”
Klinsmann was massively successful as a player. He won the World Cup with Germany. He made over 100 appearances for his country, averaging just shy of a goal every two games.
The 51-year-old had two spells with Spurs, too. Klinsmann arrived in London in 1994 for a season, before returning in 1997 for a loan spell.
Klinsmann to Spurs would work in terms of fan engagement
The appointment of Klinsmann would be one that Spurs fans would probably get on board with. Yes, he’s not had the best managerial career ever. But he’s still a Spurs cult hero.
Daniel Levy is running out of options really. Klinsmann would at least know the club. He’s also got experience of managing big players.
So, as time ticks by, Spurs could do a lot worse than Klinsmann. After all, everyone else they seem to go for doesn’t quite get over the line.
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