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Jurgen Klinsmann says he’s ‘definitely’ up for Tottenham job as he jokes about calling Levy after Mourinho sacking

TOTTENHAM favourite Jurgen Klinsmann wants the vacant job in north London.

Owner Daniel Levy is still hunting for a name to fill the dugout after the club pulled out of a deal to appoint Gennaro Gattuso.

Jurgen Klinsmann is willing to take the vacant Spurs job


Jurgen Klinsmann is willing to take the vacant Spurs jobCredit: BBC

Spurs have already ended talks with former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca.

A move to appoint Antonio Conte has fell through while Levy also tried to persuade Mauricio Pochettino to return to no avail.

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Klinsmann, 56, became an instant cult hero at Spurs following a year stint with the club in 1994.

He would return on loan in 1997 before hanging up his boots and later became manager of the Germany national side.

Currently without a job after a stint with Hertha BSC, Gary Lineker probed Klinsmann whether he would be interested in replacing Jose Mourinho who was sacked four months ago.

He told the BBC: “I called him (Daniel Levy) after he let Mourinho go and said ‘what’s the case now?’

“He said ‘I have so much to do right now and sort things out. Let’s talk later on.’

“Then I saw all the different names walking in and talking and walking out.

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

Lineker then responded: “But you’d be very interested?”

And Klinsmann didn’t beat around the bush in his reply, saying: “Absolutely.”

Klinsmann guided Germany to a third-place finish at the 2006 World Cup before taking up a job at Bayern Munich.

However he struggled at the German giants, receiving the axe with five matches remaining with the club in third place.

Klinsmann then went to Toronto and managed the USA before a ten-week stint with Hertha Berlin.

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