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Klinsmann rules out Tottenham job

FORMER Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann has ruled out returning to White Hart Lane as a replacement for Harry Redknapp.

With Redknapp favourite to be named England manager ahead of the European Championship following Fabio Capello's departure, United States boss Klinsmann has been linked with taking his place.

But the 47-year-old quoted in The Sun as saying: "It's just a wonderful club.

"But I am extremely proud and privileged to be US national team coach." 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."


Meanwhile, a cardiologist said the Tottenham squad has demanded heart screenings after seeing Bolton's Fabrice Muamba suffer a cardiac arrest and collapse during their FA Cup match. Sports specialist Sanjay Sharma says "one or two players" were due to be tested by him on today, but now the entire squad wants cardiac examinations.

Muamba is still fighting for his life in intensive care in a critical condition after suddenly collapsing during Saturday's abandoned FA Cup match at Tottenham.

Sharma said that "these cardiac arrests in young people are very rare, they affect about one in 50,000 people."

The leading sport cardiologist says the examinations for the Tottenham squad will look for any heart muscle damage.