Tottenham legend Klinsmann says he wants to become the club's new boss

Jurgen Klinsmann reveals he called Daniel Levy about the Tottenham job after he sacked Jose Mourinho… but the Spurs chief has yet to call him back despite the search for a new manager hitting the rocks

  • Tottenham have seen their approaches for seven managers prove unsuccessful 
  • Jurgen Klinsmann called Daniel Levy after Jose Mourinho was sacked in April 
  • Since then, the likes of Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino have been linked
  • Klinsmann revealed that Levy said he’d call back – but he hasn’t yet had a reply
  • However, the club legend has restated his interest in replacing Mourinho in N17

Jurgen Klinsmann has publicly expressed his interest in the Tottenham job as the north London club’s disastrous search for a new manager goes on – and revealed that he called Daniel Levy after Jose Mourinho was sacked. 

Gennaro Gattuso is the latest name the club have spoken to, but talks with the Italian were revealed to have broken down, the day after the former AC Milan boss left Fiorentina just 23 days after his appointment.

Discussions with Paulo Fonseca were also unsuccessful, while approaches for Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers, Erik ten Hag, Antonio Conte and former boss Mauricio Pochettino also hit a dead end. 

Jurgen Klinsmann phoned Daniel Levy about the Tottenham job after Jose Mourinho’s sacking

Daniel Levy parted company with Jose Mourinho – but he has had no luck finding a successor

Talks with Gennaro Gattuso ended abruptly amid a backlash from the club’s supporters

Former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca had been set to take over before discussions broke down

Andros Townsend believes Ryan Mason should be given the reins for at least one more year and Klinsmann, speaking in his role as a BBC pundit for the Croatia-Czech Republic game, was also keen to keep his name in the conversation.  

‘I called him (Levy) after Jose Mourinho went and I said “what’s the case now?” And he said to me “I’ve got so much to do right now, I’ve got things to sort out but let’s talk a little later on”. 

‘And then I saw all the names walking in, talking, walking out and the same still today. Spurs is in my heart, absolutely I would consider that (taking the job) if he wants to, but you cannot force him.’

Spurs’ pursuits of Antonio Conte and ex-Spurs man Mauricio Pochettino have also failed

A final-day win at Leicester ensured that Spurs qualified for the Europa Conference League

Harry Kane’s future is uncertain as he prepares for the crunch Euro 2020 game with Scotland

Tottenham will compete in the Europa Conference League next season after finishing seventh in a campaign that also saw them dumped out of the Europa League in humiliating fashion by Dinamo Zagreb. 

The future of star striker Harry Kane is still uncertain as the 27-year-old prepares for England’s Euro 2020 grudge match against Scotland – and may still be in N17 by the time Tottenham host Kane’s potential suitors Manchester City on the opening weekend of the 2021-22 Premier League season. 

As Tottenham continue to search for Mourinho’s successor, who might they turn to? Read Adam Shergold’s comprehensive piece to find out.  

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