Former Tottenham and Bayern Munich striker Klinsmann is currently head coach of the USA international side, and led them to the semi-finals of this year’s Copa America, before they were soundly beaten 4-0 by Argentina.
But despite that disappointing defeat, it appears the Saints have their eye on the 51-year-old as they look for someone to replace Ronald Koeman, who recently departed the South Coast club for Everton.
Reports emerged this morning, both in the UK and in America, suggesting Klinsmann is in the driving seat to take over at St. Mary’s, and it’s fair to say the initial reaction from supporters has been mixed:
Klinsmann to saints? ???
— J.P (@FLTWD_) June 23, 2016
Jürgen Klinsmann till Southampton? Jaysus, Mary and Joseph…
— Peter Hyllman (@pmophy17421) June 23, 2016
If Saints appoint Klinsmann im throwing away my season ticket! Never going to happen #saintsfc
— Matt (@MattElgar14) June 23, 2016
Have mixed views on Klinsmann. But would rather have Pellegrini for PL experience. #saintsfc
— Ed (@MyNameIsEddd1) June 23, 2016
Klinsmann out as #USMNT coach? I just don't know, man. Question you always have to ask: Who is a reasonable and clear upgrade? (Crickets)
— Sam Sedlecky (@SamSedlecky) June 23, 2016
It would be very interesting if Jurgen Klinsmann to Southampton happens. I feel like he reached his peak for USMNT. We should move on.
— Tyler Klein (@Jt14Klein) June 23, 2016
— Kevin Palmer (@kpsundayworld) June 23, 2016
Huntington Beach is pretty much the same as Southampton anyway right? #klinsmann
— Derek (@phillyceltic) June 23, 2016
might adopt Southampton as my second team if they hire Klinsmann
— X (@ThisIsntXav) June 23, 2016
Jurgen Klinsmann to Southampton? That would be great for Southampton and for the Premier League!
— We're Better Off Out (@moonpunk) June 23, 2016
If you dont take Klinsmann from us I hope you get relegated @SouthamptonFC
— Brian (@Ph0netic) June 23, 2016
The Klinsmann-to-Southampton rumors are bizarre, so is the huge plunge of money on it in the bookmakers' odds.
— Ross (@rw7010) June 23, 2016
He was undoubtedly a legendary and iconic figure as a player, but Klinsmann’s track record as a coach is definitely patchy at best.
How do you think he’d fare in the Premier League? And would he be the right man to replace Koeman at Southampton?
Let us know in the comments section below…