Football's Cult Heroes
Episode two: Jurgen Klinsmann
Wednesday, 28 July
It's the summer of 1994 and Tottenham are in turmoil.
They've been hit with a 12-point deduction, a £600,000 fine and a season ban from the FA Cup.
White Hart Lane appeared to be the last ground that German World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann would consider as a place to call home.
But Spurs owner Sir Alan Sugar knew his club needed inspiration - and was quite literally willing to push the boat out to get his man.
Football's Cult Heroes explores how Klinsmann charmed a nation of haters, became a pioneer for top European players to join the Premier League and left Spurs fans always wanting more.
This is the story of the superstar striker that was taken into the hearts of the Spurs faithful and returned to save them during their lowest moment - told by the team-mates, journalists and fans that were there.
Contributions from Julie Welch, Raphael Honigstein, Theo Delaney, Gary Mabbutt and David Howells.
Interviews conducted in 2020 and 2021 in accordance with UK coronavirus restrictions.