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Jurgen Klinsmann Agrees Four-Year Contract Extension to USMNT Head Coach Job

Jurgen Klinsmann has signed a four-year extension to his contract as coach of the US Men’s National Team.

It’s a wise decision by the US Soccer Federation to extend Klinsmann’s contract given that there were reports that Switzerland was interested in hiring Klinsmann to coach their national team.

“I am very fortunate to continue the work we started more than two and half years ago,” said Klinsmann. “It’s exciting to see the progress we have made, and we continue to make improvements on all fronts. The role of Technical Director is a huge challenge and also a huge opportunity as we look to keep connecting the dots to the Youth National Teams, Coaching Education, the Development Academy and the grassroots efforts in this country. These are fascinating topics and I am excited work with so many talented people and hear fresh ideas. For sure it means more work, but also many more fulfilling opportunities.”

The contract renewal will keep Klinsmann under contract with US Soccer through 2018.

The US Men’s National Team has been drawn against Germany, Ghana and Portugal during World Cup 2014 to be played in Brazil this June.

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  1. dust

    December 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Good move by the U.S, adding Technical Director role will allow him to implement a vision that should see great improvement at all levels of the game here now.

  2. john marzan

    December 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    if USA loses to ghana again, he should be fired.

  3. Smokey Bacon

    December 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Oh well, at least we have a shared interest in tasty processed meat that we can agree on.

  4. Smokey Bacon

    December 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Is there a get out clause for when they go 0-3 next June?

    • Canadian Bacon

      December 12, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      No, this article is about the US national team not England.

      • KapUSMC

        December 13, 2013 at 11:46 am

        I’m not against the move, but I think he brings up a very good point. To date, Klinsmann has done exactly what was expected of any manager. He was brought on for results at World Cup, not for finishing top of the hex.

  5. Dean Stell

    December 12, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Smart move. I think he’s done a good job so far, but I wonder if now he can just go to Brazil and play the type of soccer he wants to play. Listening to the guys on the Football Ramble this week, I liked what they said about how they hope England just goes for it. It kinda swayed me away from thinking of the world cup pragmatically. Just go for it.

    Especially for the effect it has on the youth teams. It’s hard to tell those kids to play this expansive and attacking soccer….as long as you aren’t playing anyone who is good.

    Maybe now we have a consistent approach at the youth/senior levels for an extended period of time.

  6. bennett311

    December 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Any details on the compensation or bonuses?

    Great move by USSoccer nonetheless.

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