Jurgen Klinsmann puts his hat in the ring for the Tottenham job because he says he would ‘always’ consider an offer to manage them and insists that Daniel Levy can ‘always call him’.
- Jurgen Klinsmann says he would always consider an offer to lead Tottenham
- The German played for Spurs from 1994-1995 before being loaned out in 1997
- Klinsmann said Chairman Daniel Levy has his number and can always call him
- The 56-year-old has been out of work since he left Hertha Berlin last year
Jurgen Klinsmann says he would “always consider” an offer to lead his former club Tottenham.
Klinsmann played for Spurs between 1994 and 1995 before being loaned out in 1997. The striker scored 29 goals in 50 Premier League appearances and was popular during his time in North London.
The 56-year-old has been out of work since leaving Hertha Berlin in February 2020 after only 10 weeks in charge, but would like to return to management.
Jurgen Klinsmann says he would ‘always consider’ an offer to run Tottenham
And Klinsmann admitted he would be interested in the vacant role at his old club.
He told Sky Sports: ‘You would certainly enjoy it, no doubt. He [Daniel Levy] has my number, he can always call me. Spurs is something you would always consider.
‘I’m always in touch and doing things with Spurs is always something special. I had the best time of my life there during my two spells.
Klinsmann says Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has his number and can always call him
‘Things are moving so fast in the football world. I never thought I would coach Germany or the United States, so you have to have an open mind. You always have to think about new challenges, so why not Spurs? ‘
The German was also asked about Harry Kane’s future, with the striker asking to leave the club this summer.
He added: ‘I personally hope he stays with Spurs, but I can understand him too. I found myself in that situation in 1995. I really wanted silverware and that’s how it worked. I went to Bayern Munch and won the UEFA Cup and the German Championship.
‘The quality is there. It needs some revamp, but the key figure in all of this is definitely Harry Kane. You have to do everything you can to keep it. ‘
Klinsmann’s first managerial role was with the German national team. After a disastrous Euro 2004, he led them to third place at the 2006 World Cup before deciding to step down.
The German thinks Tottenham should hold on to wanton striker Harry Kane
He then joined Bayern Munich in 2008, but was fired after a disappointing season with five more games from his first season.
In 2011, Klinsmann was appointed as manager of the United States national team and guided them to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup.
However, he was fired in 2016 after the worst ever performance in the CONCAF Gold Cup in 2015 and a string of poor results in the qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup, in which the US did not participate.
Klinsmann joined Hertha Berlin in November 2019, but left two months later after a disagreement with the club’s sporting director over transfers.