Jurgen Klinsmann has signed a new deal with the United States National Football Team.
At the tail-end of last month Tottenham Hotspur were thrashed away from home by Manchester City. The 6-0 defeat to Manuel Pellegrini’s men came off the back of other disappointing results for Andre Villas-Boas and his stooges.
After that game and into the following week it was heavily reported that Daniel Levy was set to lose patience with AVB - and many a paper reported he was on his way.
That has not proven to be true and now one of the names most heavily linked with taking his job has now committed his long-term future elsewhere.
Jurgen Klinsmann remains a cult hero at White Hart Lane from his two short goalscoring spells in North London and the former German national coach is now in charge of the United States national football team.
After retiring from football Klinsmann relocated to California and you can certainly here that in his pseudo American-German accent - like football’s answer to Dr King Schultz.
He has performed well at international level. The revamps he installed while boss of the German national team are now considered to be a major factor in the country’s current success.
Meanwhile he has also impressed since taking over of the USA - and guided them to the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Now he has been offered, and accepted a four-year deal to remain the USMNT head coach until 2018.
He has also been appointed as the nation’s technical director - something to keep him busy in those long breaks from international football.
On signing the new deal Klinsmann added:
“We want to show the players, we want to show everyone involved in the game here that there is a plan in place, there are ideas in place but that it will also take time to break through, to develop, to educate.”
Just two weeks ago he was one of the favourites to be the next Tottenham manager, now he is ready to lead the USA to Russia in 2018.
Football sure is a fickle game.
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