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United States sack former Germany soccer player and coach


Former Germany player and soccer coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, has been fired as the coach of the United States men soccer team.

 

The 52-year-old, Klinsmann, who won the World Cup as a player with Germany in 1990, took over as US coach in the year 2011.

 

"We remain confident we have quality players to help us advance to Russia 2018," stated by Sunil Gulati, the US Soccer president.

 

The form and growth of the team have us convinced that we need to go in a different direction.

 

Klinsmann led the United States to the last 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after finishing above Portugal and Ghana in their group and just behind Germany.

 

But, USA has lost 2-1 at home to Mexico and 4-0 away to Costa Rica in their opening two world qualifying matches for the 2018 tournament which might be the reason behind his sacking.

 

The USA men soccer team remain pointless and bottom of the six-country qualifying group, below Panama, Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago, even though they are only a fifth of the way through the qualifying process.

 

Gulati also added that with the next qualifying matches coming in late March,  there are several months to redeploy and prepare.

There is, therefore, the need to decide the best way forward to guarantee a successful journey to qualify for our eighth successive World Cup," said by Gulati.

 

Klinsmann has previously been linked with the England job after big Sam Allardyce left his post in September.

 

Source: bbc.com

 










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