The German will replace Bob Bradley, who was fired earlier this week. Details of his contract have yet to be revealed but he will be unveiled as USA boss at a press conference on Monday.
Klinsmann told the media: “ I am proud and honoured to be named the head coach of the US Men’s National Team,”
“I would like to thank the US Soccer Federation for the opportunity, and I’m excited about the challenge ahead. I am looking forward to bringing the team together for our upcoming match against Mexico and starting on the road toward qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.”
Nobody can deny that Klinsmann loves the United States. The former-Bayern boss loved the USA that much that shortly after his retirement from playing he moved to the States. He even got in trouble with his home nation when he refused to relocate full-time to manage the national team.
He commuted from America to Germany and split his time between the two countries. There is no doubt that Klinsmann considers the USA his second home and this job could be ideal for everybody.
Klinsmann is a true living legend. He helped Germany win the World Cup in 1990 as a player and also the 1996 European Championship in England. In club football he also won numerous trophies with Bayern Munich, Inter, Stuttgart and Monaco.
However his managerial experience is very limited. Klinsmann enjoyed a two year spell in charge of national side, in which he lead his country to third place in 2006 World Cup. The 46 year-old then took charge of Bavarian giants Bayern Munich.
He was replaced after less than a year after encountering problems with the Bayern hierarchy, despite being just three points behind Bundesliga leaders Wolfsburg.
Although he hasn’t had a great deal of success as a boss he has so much knowledge of the game to pass on. He could be just the man to take football to the next level in the United States. The national side have enjoyed a creditable rise up the football rankings in recent years and will be hoping to even further under the German.
The key to the national side has to be the success of the MLS. The league has shown a steady growth in popularity in the last five years and the construction of purpose build ‘Soccer’ stadiums is only good for the development of the game in America.
Attendances at MLS games are also growing and it seems that the beautiful game is finally starting to hold its own against the nations other national sports.
The key ingredient to Klinsmann being the boss of the USA national side is that he will inspire his players to better themselves and hopefully that will lead to the sport kicking up a notch in the USA. I really do think that Jurgen Klinsmann is the right man for the job and will really help improve the state of the game in the USA.
Is Jurgen Klinsmann the right man for the USA job?