German linked with emotional White Hart Lane return.
Tottenham will reportedly target United States national team boss Jurgen Klinsmann as a possible successor to Andre Villas-Boas should the Portuguese manager fail to secure a Champions League spot for next term.
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The Daily Mail claim that the former White Hart Lane striker will top Tottenham’s wish-list if a top four spot is not secured, a move that may well tempt the German next summer.
Villas-Boas has spent over £100m on new players over the summer, making full use of the funds accrued from the sale of many first team players, most notably Gareth Bale, and if the former Chelsea manager fails to convert that spend into a coveted Champions League berth then he will be axed.
Klinsmann took over as United States national team manager back in July 2011 and has successfully secured qualification for the 2014 World Cup finals but once the competition has been completed a move back to the Premier League could well prove very tempting.
The 49 year old enjoyed two successful spells as a player at the North London club, achieving cult status among the club’s supporters and scoring 39 goals in 65 appearances.