Shortly after the resignation of Fabio Capello and the first wave of reports linking Harry Redknapp to the England job, one of Spurs’ old boys was being linked with a possible return to White Hart Lane.

In fact, Jurgen Klinsmann made some positive noises about the position and while they stopped short of declaring a definite interest, it was enough for the media, who put the German’s name forward as a prime candidate.

However, quotes from our former striker today seem to put the record straight.

“It’s just a wonderful club. But I am extremely proud and privileged to be US national team coach,” he said when asked about Spurs.

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.”

It’s all conjecture of course and there may not be any vacancy in the first place but it seems for now that a return to White Hart Lane for Jurgen Klinsmann is unlikely.

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