Jurgen Klinsmann has reacted to links with the Tottenham job by saying ‘anything is possible in life’.
The Spurs hot seat is vacant following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this week.
Klinsmann is one of the managers thought to be in the running, alongside Wolves’ Nuno Espirito Santo and RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann.
When asked about the rumours, Klinsmann told ESPN FC: “I tell you, anything is possible in life.
“I never thought I would coach Germany at a World Cup. I never thought I would coach the USA for six years or Bayern Munich. So we’ll see in a couple of months who will be the Spurs manager!”
Klinsmann made over 100 appearances for his country before managing them between 2004 and 2006.
He was their head coach at the 2006 home World Cup, where they were knocked out in the semi-finals by eventual winners Italy.
The former striker has since managed Bayern Munich, the USA national team and Hertha Berlin.
After a busy week, including plenty of European Super League controversy, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is looking at Mourinho’s potential successors.
In the mean time, he’s appointed former player Ryan Mason as interim head coach.
Mason won his first game in charge on Wednesday. Gareth Bale and Heung-Min Son scored as they beat Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints 2-1.
Nuno is one of the favourites to take over in north London due to his great success with Wolves.
After taking them back to the top flight he’s helped them to achieve back-to-back seventh-place finishes.
The speculation is so intense that Wolves have already begun searching for Nuno’s replacement, should he leave for Spurs.
Another option is Nagelsmann. At just 33 years of age, he is one of the most exciting managerial prospects in the world right now.
He guided Leipzig to third in the Bundesliga last campaign.
Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers has also been linked. Former Spurs keeper Paul Robinson said he would ‘walk down to London’ to take the job, but Rodgers has since denied that is the case.
The Northern Irishman is intent on continuing his great journey with Leicester, who are once again fighting for a top-four spot.