Gary Lineker’s message to Daniel Levy over vacant Tottenham manager role


Gary Lineker has claimed that Jurgen Klinsmann would be a ‘fantastic’ Tottenham manager.

Spurs have been without a permanent head coach for almost two months since Jose Mourinho was dismissed in April.

The former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss started the 2020/21 season strongly as Spurs briefly lead the league in early December – largely thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.

However, the wheels eventually fell off the bus as Tottenham swiftly dropped outside the top four and were knocked out of the Europa League in the last 16 stage to Dinamo Zagreb, despite winning the first leg 2-0.

The club’s consistent struggles resulted in the newly-appointed AS Roma manager controversially losing his job just a few days before their EFL Cup final clash against Manchester City.


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Since then, Spurs have been linked with Paulo Fonseca, Antonio Conte and even former boss Mauricio Pochettinno without anything materialising.

Amidst their struggles to find a new manager, former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker has claimed that Jurgen Klinsmann would be a ‘fantastic’ candidate for the vacant position.

“There’s a managerial job available in North London at a club called Tottenham Hotspur”, Lineker told Klinsmann on the BBC.

“You were one of their very favourite players, you were a brilliant manager, you’ve not been mentioned anywhere I’ve not seen, would that be a possibility, would you be interested, can Daniel Levy give you a call?”

Klinsmann responded by saying he would be more than willing to take the role if he was offered it.

“Well I called him [Levy] when he let Mourinho go, and said Daniel ‘What’s the case now?'”, Klinsmann responded.

“He said ‘listen, I’ve got so much to do right now, got to sort things out at the club, let’s talk later on.

“Then I saw all the different names walking in, talking, walking out. And the same still today.

“Spurs is in my heart, absolutely I would consider that but if he doesn’t want to you cannot force him.”



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And it wasn’t just for the cameras, Lineker took to Twitter to reinforce his claim that he’d love to see Klinsmann take the hot seat.

“Not at all, I think it was clear that Jurgen Klinsmann would be keen to be Spurs manager, and what’s more he’d be a fantastic appointment,” Lineker’s tweet read.





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