Former Tottenham player Jurgen Klinsmann is now being thought of as a potential, unofficial dark horse to become the club’s new manager.
The 56-year-old was adored during his two stints in north London, both for his predatory instincts and his affable, light-hearted character. And while rumours of him becoming Tottenham’s manager are still tenuous and slightly faint, they are picking up momentum.
Though Klinsmann’s last role at Hertha Berlin, where he lasted just 10 weeks as manager, is hampering his chances of landing the role. The peculiar stint at the Bundesliga side slightly damaged his reputation. Klinsmann announced his resignation on Facebook, a move ill-received by the club and critics. Hertha’s investor Lars Windhorst publicly criticized his behaviour, calling the manner of his departure “unacceptable”.
Other than that weird blemish, Klinsmann has an impressive overall CV. What he lacks in silverware as a manager, he certainly made up for as a player.