Gary Lineker has given his backing to former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jurgen Klinsmann to become the club’s new head coach.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy decided to sack Jose Mourinho 61 days ago and is yet to confirm a successor to the Portuguese.
Klinsmann, who forged his place as a White Hart Lane legend during two stints with the club in the 1990’s is currently available as a free agent.
The former German international has already thrown his hat in the ring after being asked by Lineker during his punditry appearance on the BBC as part of the broadcaster’s Euro 2020 coverage of the Czech Republic’s match against Croatia and admitted he had already contacted Daniel Levy soon after Mourinho’s departure.
Lineker took to Twitter to admit that Klinsmann would be a fantastic appointment.
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) June 18, 2021
Tottenham’s search for a new head coach has seen them hold talks with Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso.
Klinsmann has been out of work since leaving Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin in February of last year (transfermarkt).
Klinsmann is an icon at Tottenham following his playing career, however we have seen other legends return in the form of Ossie Ardiles and Glenn Hoddle with little success.
You have to admire his desire to take up the job, but it seems as if Tottenham are looking elsewhere.
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