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ASN Morning Read: Jurgen Klinsmann to Everton?!?

The cheeky, crazy, mad, amusing Brits are betting that the United States manager will replace David Moyes as Tim Howard's club team coach. Could Clint Dempsey be leaving Tottenham? Chaos.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
May 21, 2013
7:55 AM
  • Bookmakers in the UK have lowered the odds for Jurgen Klinsmann as Everton's new manager. In other words, people are rapidly betting in his favor for some reason. One Irish book had him at 7/2 yesterday, behind only Roberto Martinez. Klinsmann just started following Everton on Twitter, so maybe this has some legs. Except it really doesn't.

  • Avi Creditor writes that there's a method to Jurgen Klinsmann's madness when it comes to building his rosters. "In a perfect world, every player would be playing under the same standards and guidelines, but in reality, both Klinsmann's and in general, that is just not the case," he writes. While in the past Klinsmann has argued that a player isn't getting playing time with his club or isn't in form, there is "no common denominator to judge the call-ups of Stuart Holden and Brek Shea along with the snub of Landon Donovan." While it's in good fun to argue with Klinsmann's methods, the fact is that everyone in the player pool has their own unique situation and must be treated individually.

  • In case you missed it yesterday, Tab Ramos named a 22-man roster for the upcoming Toulon tournament. John Anthony Brooks wasn't on the roster nor did he appear on the 35-man preliminary roster for the U-20 World Cup. "We gave him a deadline. We gave him a date. He couldn’t meet that deadline for us to get all the paperwork in," Ramos said. Brooks and Hertha Berlin just earned promotion to the Bundesliga, and the defender says he'd like to rest up. What up, Timmy Chandler?

  • In this edition of unsourced, unfounded transfer rumors, Tottenham is "ready to listen to offers" for Clint Dempsey. Hard to imagine they'd part with the American after just one season, but missing out on the Champions League again may inspire the club to bring in more firepower.

  • Thinking of going to a match in England next season? The New York Times' Sarah Lyall has a terrific guide with six steadfast rules for novices attending Premier League matches. The best? The food is cruddy and no one really cares about it, but the alcohol is essential. “I have only had 11 beers so far,” said an Aston Villa fan. Don't try this at home.

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