The South Korean FA have announced their new manager and it seems Heung-min Son will be playing for Jurgen Klinsmann, a man familiar to many Tottenham Hotspur fans.

Klinsmann enjoyed an incredible playing career and managed to achieve a cult status among the Tottenham fanbase after two stints with the club in the 1990s.

He scored 38 goals in 66 appearances for the Lilywhites and provided 15 assists (Transfermarkt).

Jurgen Klinsmann

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The German was prolific at international level, too, scoring 47 goals for his country across 108 caps (Transfermarkt). Klinsmann won the World Cup with Germany in 1990, and the European Championship in 1996, too.

He has not quite enjoyed as much success since his transition into management however, where he has taken charge of Germany, the USA, Bayern Munich, and Hertha Berlin.

Klinsmann has a nice challenge now though, as he will be overseeing the South Korea national team.

The move will see Klinsmann link up with another Spurs legend, as South Korea captain Heung-min Son prepares for life under a new manager at international level.

This comes after Paolo Bento stepped down from the job when Korea were defeated in the 2022 World Cup second round, a 4-1 defeat to Brazil.

The South Korean side performed better than most expected in Qatar, and there’s hope that the nation can build on that in time for the next World Cup in 2026.

Son will be doing his utmost to be at that World Cup, and add to his 108 caps and 35 goals for Korea in the meantime (Transfermarkt).

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This could be a really good move for all parties. The Spurs link between Klinsmann and Sonny should prove beneficial, and Klinsmann does seem to do better as a manager when the expectations are set a little lower.

If he can guide South Korea to the next World Cup, it will be very interesting to see what his side look like.

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