Klinsmann reportedly wants to step in at Spurs if Pochettino exits

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Jurgen Klinsmann and his people are trying to strike where the iron is hot at a club in which he’s revered.

The former Germany and USMNT coach is said to be ready to take over for Mauricio Pochettino if the manager leaves Spurs, according to The Daily Mail’s Steve Stammers.

Tottenham exited the League Cup at the hands of Colchester United on Wednesday on the heels of a loss to Leicester City in the Premier League and a draw at Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League.

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You have to think Spurs would have a laundry list of coaches ahead of him on the depth chart, though Klinsmann is loved at Tottenham for scoring 38 goals in 68 appearances across two stints with the North London club.

It feels like the only chance it would happen is if Pochettino walked away midseason with no other good options available and Spurs looking for a feel-good short-term hire like Manchester United did with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

That said, there are some big names unemployed right now including Max Allegri. Surely this wouldn’t be Spurs’ move, right? Right?