Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jurgen Klinsmann has said he called chairman Daniel Levy about the vacant managerial post and would accept it “absolutely”.
Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho on April 19, but endured a chaotic search for a replacement.
Talks with former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca ended on Thursday and Gennaro Gattuso is also out of consideration. in the midst of a fan protest.
“Spurs are always in my heart,” Klinsmann told BBC Sport.
Asked by Gary Lineker on the BBC’s Euro 2020 coverage on Friday if he would like the job, the German added: ‘Absolutely, I would consider that, but if he doesn’t, I can’t. not force it. “
The 56-year-old had two stints at White Hart Lane, winning the Football Writers’ Association’s Player of the Year award in 1994-95 after scoring 30 goals in all competitions that season.
He returned to the club in the 1997-98 campaign and scored nine goals in 15 games to help Spurs avoid relegation.
Klinsmann won the 1990 World Cup and Euro 96 as a player with his country, and led Germany to the World Cup semi-finals as manager in 2006.
He spent five years as manager of the United States and also managed Bayern Munich and most recently Hertha Berlin.
” I called him [Levy] after letting Mourinho go, ”Klinsmann added.
“I said ‘Daniel, what’s the case now?’ and he said “I have so much to do right now, I have to sort things out at the club and let’s talk later”.
“Then I saw all the different names come in and speak and come out. And still the same. “
Earlier in June, Spurs were in advanced talks with former Inter Milan and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, while trying to persuade their former manager Mauricio Pochettino to quit his post at Paris St-Germain.