Paul Robinson names former player Spurs should name as manager on 12-month deal

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Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has suggested that the club should look to appoint Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach on a twelve-month deal.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy took the decision to sack Jose Mourinho in April with the club in seventh place in the Premier League table and having suffered a surprise elimination in the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb.

Klinsmann admitted during a pundity appearance with the BBC that he had contacted Levy shortly after Mourinho’s dismissal but had not heard anything further from 59-year-old.

The former Spurs striker revealed that he would relish the chance to be named as the club’s new head coach.

Tottenham are yet to confirm who will be taking over despite having been linked with a host of names and are said to have held talks with Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso.

“Daniel Levy needs to rebuild the relationship between the club and the fans.” he told Football Insider.

“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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At this stage, with pre-season training set to take place within the next fortnight for some of the Spurs squad, Levy needs to move fast in naming a successor.

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