Jurgen Klinsmann

Where is Jurgen Klinsmann now?

A firm fans favourite and cult hero at Tottenham Hotspur after his fantastic goal scoring exploits for the club in two spells during the 1990s, Jurgen Klinsmann made his last professional appearance in 1998.

The German’s impact at Spurs was huge and he scored 30 goals in all competitions during the 1994/95 season to help them secure seventh position in the Premier League and also reach the FA Cup semi-final.

Returning to Spurs in 1997/98 for what was to be his last ever season playing professional football, Klinsmann’s nine goals in 15 games helped the struggling side avoid relegation.

Amassing an impressive trophy haul during his career, he won the UEFA Cup with Inter Milan and Bayern Munich as well as the Bundesliga title.

Internationally he was part of the German team which was a dominant force in the 1990’s winning the FIFA World Cup in 1990 and the European Championships in 1996.
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After taking some time out of the game for a few years whilst he worked towards obtaining his coaching badges, Klinsmann was appointed as coach of the German national team in 2004.

Taking on an aging squad after a disastrous showing at the 2004 European Championships, he managed to turn around the national side’s fortunes on the pitch and impressed in the 2006 FIFA World Cup finishing in third place.

He left his post shortly after the World Cup saying that he wanted to return to his family and lead a normal life again.

In 2008 Klinsmann made a return to football coaching with his former side Bayern Munich and helped design a new player development and performance centre.

Despite reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and riding high in third place in the Bundesliga, he was sacked with just five league games remaining.

In July 2011, he returned to football when he was appointed as head coach of the United States national team and after a shaky start recorded some important victories including a historic 1-0 away win in Italy and winning a fifth CONCACAF Gold Title.

Despite leading the USA to the last 16 in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Klinsmann was sacked from his role in November 2016 after his team lost their opening two qualifying games for the 2018 World Cup.

During his time as the USA national team coach, he was linked to various managerial roles including the England national team manager’s job when Sam Allardyce left the post in September 2016.

He made a return to football management in November 2019 when he was appointed head coach at German side Hertha BSC but resigned just 10 weeks later citing a lack of trust and support.

His son Jonathan has followed his father into the professional game and is currently playing as a goalkeeper for Swiss side St Gallen.

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