Klinsmann appointed United States coach
Friday 29 July 2011
Former Germany World Cup winner and manager Juergen Klinsmann was named United States coach today, the US soccer federation said.
Klinsmann, who took over after Bob Bradley was sacked on Thursday, became the first foreign-born coach to lead the US since Bora Milutinovic, who was in charge from 1991 to 1995.
"We are excited to have Juergen as the head coach," said US Soccer president Sunil Gulati in a statement.
"He is a highly accomplished player and coach with the experience and knowledge to advance the program.
"Juergen has had success in many different areas of the game and we look forward to the leadership he will provide on and off the field."
US soccer officials have long courted Klinsmann, the former German striker having reportedly turned down the job in 2006 and 2010 when the federation would not give him the control he demanded.
Klinsmann brings with him a rich resume as both a player and manager.
He helped Germany to World Cup victory as a player in 1990 and as coach guided them to the semi-finals in 2006 when they hosted the tournament.
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