Tottenham have been linked with a sensational move for USA manager and former White Hart Lane favourite Jurgen Klinsmann.
Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas has come under heavy fire this season for his tactics as his side continue to come up short in the box, and social media was awash with calls for his head on Sunday night after the Lilywhites’ 6-0 humbling at the hands of Manchester City.
If rumours are to be believed, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has lost patience with his Portuguese prodigy and once the former-Chelsea boss has been relieved of his duties, his assistant Steffen Freund could be handed the reins until Klinsmann becomes available following next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Despite Freund’s lack of experience, the German is said to enjoy a fantastic rapport with the dressing room, something it is feared AVB lacks. Villas-Boas cut an isolated figure on the Etihad touchline amid rumours that Spurs’ players are unhappy with his tactics.
Klinsmann, previously linked with the England job, would seemingly be a perfect fit at White Hart Lane thanks to his glamorous yet arduous brand of football.
As a player, he only actually spent one season in North London before later returning on loan from Sampdoria, but he is still a much loved figure among the Tottenham faithful. Villas-Boas, in contrast, has constructed a somewhat tepid relationship with fans after criticizing their lack of home support earlier on this season.
The appointment of AVB just 18 months ago was one that promised a vision for the future, so Levy will presumably be willing to wait for results. Football, however, is a cut-throat business and if Spurs are still struggling for goals come the New Year, the axe may fall on the youthful gaffer.
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