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Jurgen Klinsmann quits Germany

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Several German news sources are reporting that Jurgen Klinsmann has refused a contract extension with the German National Team.

Before we have out of control speculation on this website, keep in mind Bruce Arena is still under contract with the USSF until December and thus would have to be fired by his close friend Sunil Gulati in order to make way for Klinsmann. Secondly, Klinsmann has denied any interest in the USA job although that was during Germany’s World Cup run and several credible news organziations have reported that the US has made already made him an offer of upwards of $3 million a year.

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  1. Colin

    July 14, 2006 at 10:22 am

    Wow you guys must feel really blue after your world cup debacle to boast about defeating an SPL side.

    Better luck next time, Yanks!

  2. Anonymous

    July 13, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    No news is good news. He’s coming. Just be patient.

  3. Anonymous

    July 13, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    if he must take a six months holiday let him.


  4. Xavier

    July 13, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    For the first time ever perhaps Sams and I agree, at least on one thing. Klinsmann is known to be somewhat eccentric and our program is not in the sort of shape where we can wait 6 months for a manager to take a holiday before taking over. We must reshape the USSF and the national team now and if that means we have to move past Klinsmann while he takes a “holiday” then so be it.

    Keep in mind Arena, Klinsmann and Gulati are all buddies and perhaps they have already spoken of the situation and thus Klinsmann is allowing Arena to serve out his contract, which also gets Gulati off the hot seat and Klinsmann can spend time and money on a vacation in the South Pacific. Then come December, Arena says thank you but I’m moving on and want to pursue other options, Klinsmann is refreshed from his vacation and Gulati is a genius for hiring the coach who took Germany to the semifinals.

    This whole thing smells like a rat to me. Heck, Klinsmann may even become the “manager” of the team while Arena continues as coach. Something is up for sure, otherwise Klinsmann wouldn’t have said bye bye to Germany so quickly without something already on the table.

  5. Sams Army

    July 13, 2006 at 12:03 pm

    Klinsmann is a real bastard if he thinks he can play us for 6 months. We don’t need him anyhow. We have one of the most respected world coaches now.

  6. Hernandez

    July 13, 2006 at 11:49 am

    Klinsmann has stated hw wants a 6 month vacation. arena has 6 months left on his contract. see the connection?

  7. Hat Trick Peter Crouch

    July 13, 2006 at 9:32 am

    It is being reported on this side of the pond that the USA needs more time to decide what they are doing with Arena.

  8. Tim L

    July 13, 2006 at 12:45 am

    No news yet on Klinsmann?

  9. Rafael

    July 12, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    Nick Webster on FSC has reported it’s a done deal! Klinsmann to be USA manager!

  10. The Three Lions

    July 12, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    Any news stateside on this? You’ve had a full day to digest the potential. Are you making him an offer?

  11. Hat Trick Peter Crouch

    July 12, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    Is USA going to fire Arena? They must first if they can make an offer to Klinsmann.

  12. Federico

    July 12, 2006 at 11:52 am

    He will work with the USSF in some capacity I am fairly certain. The only question is whether it would be as Head Coach or as an advisor.

  13. Gator

    July 12, 2006 at 10:11 am

    Although I think Arena has done an acceptable job as USA coach, it would be better for American soccer’s future to bring in someone else — whether that person is Klinsmann or someone else. We can wait until December for the transistion, as Arena doesn’t deserved to be dumped.

  14. Anonymous

    July 12, 2006 at 9:50 am

    Italy’s Lippis has resigned after accomplishing his goal. The whole cycle of coaches in international soccer ebbs and flows except for Arena who insists on being coach for life.

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