Gary Lineker, a former Tottenham Hotspur striker and BBC Match of the Day commentator, has claimed that Jurgen Klinsmann would make an excellent manager for his old club.

Klinsmann has previously said that he would love to take over as manager of Tottenham after the club parted company with Jose Mourinho.

“Without a doubt, you would entertain it,” the former Germany manager told Sky Sports when asked whether he would consider assisting Tottenham if the call came.

“He [Daniel Levy] has my phone number and may contact me at any time.

“Spurs is always a possibility.”

The 56-year-old took over as head coach of his country’s national team in 2004 and guided them to third place in the 2006 World Cup. He has subsequently coached Bayern Munich, the US, and Hertha BSC.

Klinsmann has the expertise necessary to manage Spurs, but whether chairman Daniel Levy and managing director Fabio Paratici are interested in him is debatable.

Tottenham have made unsuccessful attempts to recruit Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino, and former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte as Mourinho’s replacement.

They recently abandoned efforts to recruit Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso and have returned to square one.

Could they be considering Klinsmann?

He played with them in 1994-95, scoring 20 Premier League goals in 41 appearances.

At the conclusion of the season, the German was named FWA Footballer of the Year, Tottenham Player of the Year, and a member of the PFA Team of the Year.

He returned in January 1998, scoring nine goals in 18 games before retiring. He is generally considered as a Spurs hero for his goals, especially the four he scored in a 6-2 victory against Wimbledon.

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