Jurgen Klinsmann has prompted speculation about a return to Tottenham Hotspur after revealing ‘anything is possible’ when asked if he would like to replace Jose Mourinho in North London.
Tottenham are in the market for a long-term Mourinho replacement after Daniel Levy axed the Portuguese coach on Monday morning.
Ryan Mason is in charge of Spurs’ senior side on an interim basis and according to The Times, Julian Nagelsmann of Red Bull Leipzig is interested in the project in North London.
Klinsmann enjoyed a dazzling spell at Tottenham as a player during the 1990s.
And the legendary German, who managed his own national team and Bayern Munich in the past, has admitted to ESPN that he may be tempted back to the Premier League if they want him.
He told ESPN: “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 returned to management last season for a stint with Hertha Berlin, but left after only 10 weeks.
Prior to that, he spent five years in charge of the United States’ national team until 2016, but Tottenham would probably be his biggest job and therefore it’s unlikely that Levy will be banging his door down.
This is a crucial period for the Lilywhites. They need experienced figures and although Klinsmann, at 56, is experienced, his managerial credentials just don’t stack up.