Last Game

Belgium 2 - 1 USA

Tuesday, 01 July 2014, 21:00

World Cup Round of 16

Klinsmann quashes Spurs talk

Jurgen Klinsmann has played down suggestions he could return to Tottenham as manager by insisting he is committed to USA.

Last Updated: 19/03/12 at 09:00

Jurgen Klinsmann: Linked with return to Tottenham but says he is happy with USA

Jurgen Klinsmann: Linked with return to Tottenham but says he is happy with USA

German has affection for club but happy in charge of USA

Former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann has played down suggestions he could return to the club as manager by insisting he is committed to guiding USA to the next World Cup.

Harry Redknapp is the favourite to become Fabio Capello's successor as permanent England boss in the summer, meaning there could be a vacancy at White Hart Lane.

A number of high-profile names have already been linked with the role and Klinsmann has been mentioned as a possible candidate.

The German enjoyed two successful spells with Tottenham as a player and says he will always have a lot of affection for the London club.

However, he is currently in charge of USA and has no plans to leave the post until after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Proud

He said: "I have a wonderful relationship with Tottenham. I know the people there and I also know the environment. It's just a wonderful club.

"But I am extremely proud and privileged to be US national team coach."

He added: "Hopefully we will have, after qualification, a great World Cup in Brazil.

"Then, in soccer, just like in any other environment, you never know what will happen."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

ted, manchester
The Insecure Gossip

H

e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

notalentjones
Benteke ignoring speculation

I

n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

FairyNuff
Shaw told to shape up

Footer 365

Champions League: John Collins claims Celtic will have to be at best to get past Legia Warsaw

John Collins says Legia Warsaw pose a huge threat to his dream of Champions League football with Celtic this season.

Premier League: Daniel Sturridge confident Liverpool can shine without Luis Suarez

Daniel Sturridge believes Liverpool have the squad to handle Luis Suarez's exit and will challenge for top honours.

Transfer news: Simon Mignolet backs Liverpool target Divock Origi and welcomes Pepe Reina return

Liverpool are closing in on Divock Origi and the Belgium youngster has been tipped to shine in the Premier League.

Mail Box

Don't You Worry About Southampton...

We can't help but agree with one mailboxer who tries to calm the crisis-mongers gathering around Southampton, while we have mails on Man United's squad...

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property