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.
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.
LIMA, Peru (AP) Peru has extradited the country’s former soccer boss to the United States for his alleged involvement in a multibillion-dollar FIFA bribery scandal involving marketing and broadcasting rights.
Manuel Burga was sent to New York on a commercial flight before dawn on Friday.
He has been in jail since December 2015 as part of the investigation. Peru’s Supreme Court in June cleared the way for his extradition and President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski signed a decree authorizing the move a week ago.
Burga oversaw Peru’s football federation for more than a decade until 2014. He has denied any wrongdoing.
While the battle for MLS Cup 2016 has been dwindled down to two sides, the rest of the league continues to make roster transactions in preparation for next season.
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The San Jose Earthquakes announced on Friday that the club has exercised options on six players, including goalkeeper David Bingham, Fatai Alashe, Kip Colvey and Victor Bernardez.
Additionally, the Earthquakes have released nine players, including U.S. Men’s National Team defender Clarence Goodson, Marc Pelosi and Tommy Thompson, however, the latter two are reportedly in talks to return to the club in 2017.
NAPLES, Italy (AP) Napoli eased to a 3-0 win over Inter Milan in Serie A on Friday, with two goals in the opening five minutes.
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The home side got off to a lightning start as, following a wonderful team move, Jose Callejon headed back Marek Hamsik’s chipped pass for Piotr Zielinski to volley into the bottom left corner.
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Zielinski turned provider moments later as Hamsik beat the offside trap to run onto his pass and fire into the bottom right corner.
It was Hamsik’s 104th goal for Napoli, moving him level with Edinson Cavani in third in the clubs’ goalscoring charts. The Slovakia forward needs 11 more to equal Diego Maradona’s record.
Inter started the second half aggressively but hopes of getting back into the match were scuppered six minutes after the restart when Lorenzo Insigne netted his fourth goal in three league matches after visiting goalkeeper Samir Handanovic only flapped at a corner.
Napoli moved level on points with Atalanta, which visits league leader Juventus on Saturday, and fourth-placed Lazio, which hosts Roma in the capital derby on Sunday.
Inter, which beat Fiorentina 4-2 on Monday for its first win under coach Stefano Pioli, remained eighth ahead of the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.
On a day where Atlanta United added another young talent, the 2017 MLS expansion side could be preparing to make a major splash for a South American playmaker.
According to numerous Argentine media outlets, Atlanta is closing in on signing Paraguay international Miguel Almiron for an MLS-record fee of $13 million from Lanus at the end of 2016.
Almiron, 22, has scored three goals in 34 appearances for Lanus since joining the Argentine club in 2015. The young winger began his professional career back in 2013 with Cerro Porteno, where Almiron also played for the club’s youth academy.
On the international stage, Almiron has already earned seven caps for Paraguay after previously representing the nation’s Under-17 and U-20 national teams.