‘Give the whole place a lift’ – Robinson urges Levy to appoint Spurs legend

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Paul Robinson has urged Daniel Levy to appoint Jurgen Klinsmann as Tottenham next head coach, insisting that the German could help to repair the club’s relationship with their fans.

Daniel Levy and ENIC’s decision to sign up to the now-defunct European Super League has damaged the relationship between the Tottenham fan base and the club’s ownership.

The way the club have handled their managerial pursuit, bouncing from talks with one candidate to another, has done little to appease fans.

It has now been over two months since Jose Mourinho’s sacking and the club look no closer to confirming an appointment, with some reports suggesting that they could rekindle their interest in the likes of Nuno Espirito Santo and Graham Potter.

Klinsmann, who is revered by the Tottenham fan base, has admitted that he would be open to taking over as the club’s head coach as the Lilywhites still hold a special place in his heart.

Robinson believes that appointing the former Spurs striker could bring back some excitement around the club.

The former Tottenham number one told Football Insider: “Daniel Levy needs to rebuild the relationship between the club and the fans.

“The way this managerial appointment has been handled is not great and it has come just after the Super League debacle.

“It is not a popularity contest but there are a lot worse appointments Spurs could make right now than Jurgen Klinsmann. He would give the whole place a lift. Players would come to Tottenham because they would want to play under Klinsmann.

“In the short term, he is the best option I think. The other options look desperate.

“Give it to Jurgen for 12 months, get the feel-good factor back and go from there.

“He is a top-class manager and I cannot think of anyone who is still in the running that I would rather have in the job. Klinsmann is the only one that excites me.”

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If we cannot bring in the candidate we want this summer and are forced to go for a temporary option, I would rather see the job being handed to Mason than Klinsmann. While appointing the German could well buy back some of the fans’ goodwill, I fear that it could end in disaster.

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  1. Jürgen was surely a Spurs legend on the pitch. Off it he has very little to show in his managerial cv. I would say he has been a flop as a manager. Leave him where he is. If all else fails give Mason another chance, but only under the premise he doesn’t just pick his pals on match day.

  2. We really need someone of his stature to be our next manager not the nobodies we have been reported to be in talks with.


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