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Report: Tottenham Hotspur want Jurgen Klopp as new boss

Apr 15, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

Borussia Dortmund's coach Klopp waves to supporters at the end of their Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match against Malaga in Malaga

Tim Sherwood’s precarious position as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur is there for all to see.

Despite having the highest win percentage of any Spurs boss in Premier League history, after only being in the job permanently since late December, it is clear that Tottenham’s Chairman Daniel Levy wants a change.

With Dutch national team coach Louis van Gaal linked with the Spurs job time and time again, another contender for the ‘expected to be vacant’ hot-seat at White Hart Lane has emerged.

Jurgen Klopp.

The man who has masterminded Borussia Dortmund’s recent surge to the UEFA Champions League final, domestic trophies and success on the continent is being courted by Spurs. Our friends over at Soccerly take up the story, as Sherwood could be replaced by Klopp.

The British daily tabloid the Sun (subscription required) has in its Tuesday morning edition said that Levy has now lined up Borussia Dortmund trainer Jürgen Klopp to take over from Sherwood at the end of the season.

Manchester United is also said to be considering the tough talking German as a replacement for David Moyes with some of the hierarchy at the club  not sure if Moyes is the right man to be given $300 million to spend on new players.

From the extract above, you can see Klopp is a man admired across Europe for his innovative and creative managerial style. When he wants to rally his side, he can. Yet his succinct and detailed approach to man-management seem to be right up Tottenham’s street.

Would he ever leave Dortmund? Does he fancy a challenge in England?

The answer to the first question is hard to gauge, as he may want a fresh start but is adored by the Dortmund faithful. The answer to the second is a lot easier, as Klopp has always been accommodating to the English press whenever he has visited in the UCL and has spoken about his love for the PL in the past.

Are Klopp and Tottenham a match made in heaven? Plus, can he turn Spurs into an English version of BVB?

Let’s wait and see.

  1. midtec2005 - Apr 15, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    I think he’d have to be a massive idiot to leave BVB for Tottenham… unless they are offering a TON of money.

    • Jenna - Apr 16, 2014 at 1:11 AM

      I’m a Tottenham fan, but it makes no sense. Like I said, though, these guys don’t do any “reporting” of their own. They just repurpose other peoples’ stuff (adding a lot of bad grammar). And most of that is rumors anyway… I don’t think this is true.

      • jslip1 - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM

        Agreed. I think Louis Van Gaal would be far more likely than Klopp.

      • Jenna - Apr 16, 2014 at 1:01 PM

        It’s worth noting that not a single other reputable news source is reporting anything like this. If you do a simple Google search (which NBC doesn’t do), the only people talking about it are VERY sketchy blogs. This is bogus.

  2. Jenna - Apr 15, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    There isn’t much to this story. You’re just repeating third hand what another blog has repeated from a tabloid. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  3. scrummymustard - Apr 16, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    There is 0 reason for him to leave for Tottenham…no champions league football and not as good of a team that he has already.

    Now if we are talking Man U, that is a different story. Yes they will not be in the champs league next year, but the spending power and salary he would command would surely be more intriguing.

    • jslip1 - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      Citing United here is a hat tip to their history, not their present.

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