Report: Jurgen Klinsmann in ‘discussions’ with England


According to The Guardian, Jürgen Klinsmann, the U.S. men’s national team head coach, is in “discussions” to take the head coaching position for the English national team, according to Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff.

“Perhaps it is an advantage that good players go to England and other countries, so our clubs have to bring other players through,” Bierhoff said of the English Football Association’s intention to appoint a strong figure to revive the English program after the team flopped out of the European Championships. “But since the arrival of Jürgen Klinsmann – who I think is in discussions with England – we have also given the national team a certain pride, atmosphere and organisation. The success of the story is the high quality but also the good organization and good atmosphere we have in the group.”

Klinsmann took over the U.S. post in 2011, steering the U.S. national team to a Round of 16 run at the 2014 World Cup and the semifinals of Copa America this summer. The team’s fourth-place finish at Copa America tied the team’s best-ever performance at the tournament.

The head coaching position in England is vacant after Roy Hodgson resigned following his team’s Round of 16 loss to Iceland in Euro 2016.

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