Report: Jurgen Klinsmann wants Tottenham job if Pochettino goes

Jurgen Klinsman of Spurs Legends during the match between Spurs Legends and Inter Forever Legends at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 30, 2019 in London, England.

Jurgen Klinsmann is reportedly keen on re-joining Tottenham Hotspur - this time as manager.

Juergen Klinsmann looks on prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Windsor Park on September 09, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

According to the Daily Mail, ex-Tottenham Hotspur striker Jurgen Klinsmann is already interested in becoming Spurs boss should Mauricio Pochettino leave the club.

Spurs are in dreadful form at the moment, with Tuesday's Carabao Cup defeat at League Two side Colchester United a real embarrassment for Pochettino and co.

Tottenham just can't seem to find fluency this term, and many are now wondering whether the Pochettino era is drawing to a conclusion, with some predicting his exit by the end of the season.

 

That would leave Spurs with a major challenge to replace the Argentinian, who has taken the club so far forward in recent years, but one man appears to have his eye on the job already.

It's claimed that Klinsmann would be keen on a return to his former club, with the job very appealing to the German should it become available any time soon.

Klinsmann, 55, spent two spells with Spurs as a player, becoming a fan favourite with 38 goals in 68 games for the club, and he would no doubt love a return to North London.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino reacts during the English League Cup third round football match between Colchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at the...

Whether that would be a good move for Spurs is another matter. He won plenty of games with Germany, but fell short at the 2006 World Cup. He lasted just one year with Bayern Munich, with the Bundesliga giants only third in the table.

Klinsmann hasn't managed for nearly three years now since being sacked as USA boss, and with limited track record, Tottenham landing him would be a little reminiscent of Manchester United's move for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; a club hero with a strong connection to fans, but not of the level required to move forward.

Jurgen Klinsman of Spurs Legends during the match between Spurs Legends and Inter Forever Legends at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 30, 2019 in London, England.

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