Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Gary Lineker has urged Daniel Levy to hire Jurgen Klinsmann as the club’s new manager this summer.
The Lowdown: Spurs’ search continues
Despite being without a manager since April 19th after sacking Jose Mourinho (BBC), Tottenham remain without a permanent boss 10 weeks on.
The Latest: Lineker makes Klinsmann suggestion
Lineker has now suggested that Nuno Espirito Santo is the latest man to turn down the job, and he also suggested Klinsmann an alternative. The former Spurs striker said:
“Nuno Espírito Santo becomes the 483rd person to turn down the @SpursOfficial job. I’m working with someone who actually would love the job and loves the club. @J_Klinsmann would be a great fit: charismatic, knowledgeable, experienced and a former player and fan’s favourite.”
The Verdict: Debatable
From a sentimental point of view, a move for Klinsmann would certainly makes sense. As Lineker said, the German is a Tottenham legend and certainly has plenty of experience in the game as a World Cup and European Championship winner. However, based on the 56-year-old’s previous track record as a manager, Levy will perhaps feel he can do better.
Would you want Klinsmann as manager?
Klinsmann started off well in his managerial career, leading Germany to the 2006 World Cup semi-finals. However, he then failed to last a full season at Bayern Munich, and after a decent spell with the USA national side, he lasted just 10 matches at Hertha Berlin in only his second job at club level (Transfermarkt). Quite frankly, that does not scream success – regardless of his connection to Tottenham, the next appointment must be based on results rather than sentimentality.
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