As the successor to Mourinho: Klinsmann offers himself at Tottenham

As the successor to Mourinho
Klinsmann offers himself at Tottenham

José Mourinho is gone, a new coach is not yet signed: Jürgen Klinsmann is now toying with the job at Tottenham Hotspur. He remembers his good time at the Premier League club and has left his phone number. For the club, it’s about getting back to the top of the league.

The former national coach Jürgen Klinsmann is apparently toying with the job as team manager of his ex-club Tottenham Hotspur. Club boss Daniel Levy “has my number, he can call me anytime. The Spurs are something that you should always consider,” said the 56-year-old on the English TV broadcaster Sky Sport News.

Klinsmann had scored a total of 29 Premier League goals for Tottenham in 1994/95 and on a brief return in 1998. “I had the best time of my life there. I’m close. And doing something with the Spurs is always special,” he said. In 1995 Klinsmann was named England’s Footballer of the Year as the second German after Bert Trautmann (1956).

Klinsmann had a good time.

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After his time as national coach and a hapless guest appearance as coach of FC Bayern, Klinsmann worked as the US national coach from 2011 to 2016. Most recently, he caused a stir with his hasty departure as a coach at Bundesliga club Hertha BSC in February of the previous year.

Tottenham is looking for a new team manager after the dismissal of José Mourinho, most recently the 29-year-old Ryan Mason stepped in as an interim solution. “Things happen so quickly in the football world. I never thought I’d train Germany or the USA. You always have to be open to new things. So why not the Spurs?” Said Klinsmann.

Tottenham finished seventh in the English Premier League last season. “It was a roller coaster ride. In the beginning they were at the top and we all started to dream. Fortunately we made it to the Conference League in the end. My hope is that things will stabilize a little now. Spurs fans want entertainment They would rather lose 3: 4 than win 1: 0. We leave that to Arsenal. We prefer to score goals, “said Klinsmann.