Robinson backs Tottenham to appoint Klinsmann on 12-month deal after BBC reveal
Tottenham should appoint Jurgen Klinsmann on a 12-month contract, according to Paul Robinson.
The Spurs idol and former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 56-year-old would attract players and bring the “feel-good factor” back to the club.
Klinsmann told BBC Sport on 18 June that he is interested in managing the club he spent two years at as a player in the 1990s.
The ex-Germany and USA boss revealed he held a conversation with Levy shortly after Jose Mourinho’s sacking about the vacancy but has nothing since.
Robinson is adamant that Klinsmann is the best of the rest after talks broke down with Paulo Fonseca last week.
“Daniel Levy needs to rebuild the relationship between the club and the fans.” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
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“The way this managerial appointment has been handled is not great and it has come just after the Super League debacle.
“It is not a popularity contest but there are a lot worse appointments Spurs could make right now than Jurgen Klinsmann. He would give the whole place a lift. Players would come to Tottenham because they would want to play under Klinsmann.
“In the short term, he is the best option I think. The other options look desperate.
“Give it to Jurgen for 12 months, get the feel-good factor back and go from there.
“He is a top-class manager and I cannot think of anyone who is still in the running that I would rather have in the job. Klinsmann is the only one that excites me.”