“Jurgen Klinsmann would get the telephone if Stuttgart somehow happened to call him”, his agent Roland Eitel told SWR. This is the midst of reports to a Bundesliga return for the German football manager. He was also the head coach of the national team of United States. Having begun the campaign with high expectations, Stuttgart sacked their mentor TayfunKorkut in October following a moderate begin in the campaign. Sadly, rather than pivoting the club’s destiny, new manager Markus Weinzierl began his rule with three embarrassing defeats by giving away 11 goals and not scoring any goal in return.
Stuttgart are joint toward the last in the Bundesliga standings and reputes executive Michael Reschke has experienced harsh criticism, prompting reports that Jurgen may come back to the place where he grew up. This is also the same place where his hometown club is and the only place where he has not played badly. “Jurgen Klinsmann would surely dependably get the telephone if VFB Stuttgart were to call,” Eitel said. Nonetheless, Eitel included that Klinsmann would just consider coaching only at an international platform. Lately, Klinsmann said in a few meetings in German media that he close to wanted to come back to football, yet he won’t be sure in assuming control over a team which isn’t equipped for achieving the World Cup or even reach the semi-finals.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s representative, Roland Eitel, has although stressed that his client is looking for coaching jobs only with the national sides and not the clubs, but at the same time he said that Klinsmann wouldn’t mind having a discussion about a possible management role if Vfb Stuttgart approaches him.
Stuttgart was the club where Klinsmann enjoyed his most successful stint as a striker. He joined them in 1984 and during a 5-year spell; he went on to play 156 league games and netted 79 times. So he has that emotional connect with the club and Eitel didn’t rule out the possibility of the 54-year old, who doesn’t have any job for past some time after he was removed from the American set-up, returning to the club in the capacity of a manager.
The famous Jurgen Klinsmann is a German football manager and a former player and was the recent head coach for the United States national team. As a player, Klinsmann did compete for Germany team in the year 1994 with 5 goals and 3 goals in 1998 World Cups. In addition, he was known to be the first players scoring minimum 3 goals in 3 consecutive world cups. He is one of the 6th highest goal scorers as far as World cups are concerned
Jurgen Klinsmann recently shared his opinions by saying he would come back to international management to manage a country which would be capable enough to reach the World Cup semi-finals. He was under contract as United States coach previously through the World Cup 2018. After watching the World Cup which took place in Russia and seeing how United States missed the trophy, Klinsmann said that he would not think of rushing to international management.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted that he is annoyed by claims that Mesut Ozil has been criticised in Germany owing to his Turkish roots. The 29-year-old called time on his international career shortly after the World Cup citing racism and discrimination as the prime reasons behind the move.
Since then, there have been plenty of former players, who have opined on the decision and Rummenigge has now given his own response. Speaking to Bild, he said: “That’s a tale told by his representatives, and I’m just annoyed by this. Agents these days make so many more statements, give so many interviews. It’s partially fairytales.”
The world was reminded how low United States football has sunk following the 6-1 demolition of Panama by England on Sunday. The loss sends the CONCACAF team home after losing two games in the Group G. This comes after the exit of another CONCACAF team Costa Rica from the competition. Well, they have Mexico representing them very well.
Panama were beaten by Belgium 3-0 before England added more to their woes. They would be happy to have scored their first ever goal in the World Cup though. Hopefully, they can get more of that when they face Tunisia in the final group fixture on Thursday.
Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer claims that he is looking forward to renewing the rivalry with Portland Timbers this weekend.
After an amazing run of form, Seattle have been propelled to the top of the table. The club will be looking to maintain this lofty position after having struggled with form for much of the campaign. It took several weeks for Seattle Sounders to find the winning combination, but now the club have been one of the top teams in the division. Seattle have been able to beat almost anyone in front of them, but Portland Timbers are only one point behind them in the table.
Ahead of the rivalry, Schmetzer was complimentary of Portland Timbers and he claimed that the table deflected the quality of the opposition. He knows that it will be an extremely difficult match for his team, but he hopes that Portland will not be able to claim a win. Forward Will Bruin was unavailable for the home game against Portland back in May. He was suffering from a dislocated elbow. (more…)
The son of former Germany international Jurgen Klinsmann is gradually carving his own niche at German club Hertha Berlin.
The 20-year old studies at Berkeley in California but reports say he has agreed to a pro football deal with Hertha Berlin.
Jonathan Klinsmann featured in every minute at the recent FIFA Under-20 World Cup as the Stars and Stripes team reached the last eight at the age grade event. He was pictured with Pal Dardai’s side for pre-season training with reports claiming the club reached out to the older Klinsmann after his World Cup appearance.
Jonathan is impressed to be in the second team of the club. He has had trials at Premier League sides West Ham and Everton and even at Stuttgart – where he father once played. He deems it a fantastic chance to play in a Bundesliga, getting very close to the action while developing as a keeper.
“It’s a completely different level to the USA. I arrived in Berlin a couple of days early to acclimatise. I trained with Ilja [Hofstadt, Hertha youth keepers coach]. He helped a lot and gave me a lot of tips for training with the senior team,” Jonathan said. (more…)
Former national soccer coach of the men’s United States team Jurgen Klinsmann has said that Argentine superstar Lionel Messi needs to “seal his legacy” by winning the World Cup.
The diminutive Barcelona star has won virtually everything possible in club football but he is yet to win a major trophy for the national side.
Messi led the team to the final of the 2015 and 2016 Copa America tournaments but they ended up runners up on both occasions. They had finished runners up at the 2014 World Cup as well. Their World cup hopes for the World Cup 2018 is shaky and the team does not seem like one that would pose major threat if they eventually make it.
“There’s a chance he’ll get it in Russia next year. A player like Messi needs to seal his legacy by winning the World Cup. I want him to win it because he deserves it,” Klinsmann said. (more…)
Premier League legend Teddy Sheringham has disclosed that Tottenham Hotspurs almost signed South American football legend Diego Maradona in the 1990s.
Argentinean Ossie Ardiles was the manager of Spurs. He wanted to lure his compatriot to join the team at White Hart Lane but then he decided to make a move on Germany football star Jurgen Klinsmann.
It is unknown if Ardiles regretted his decision as he was fired in 1993 as big transfer signings like the German and others failed to live up to expectations. He was a legend as a player but that was not enough to keep him on.
Sheringham revealed that he got on “really well” with the then coach as he was the skipper at the time. He said the coach asked for his opinion to sign Maradona. He said he encouraged him to as he was ecstatic to play with him. (more…)
The United State men’s national team will take on Serbia in Bruce Arena’s first match since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann as manager.
The friendly, which comes on a non-FIFA date, will take place January 29 at 4 p.m. ET at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium, and it will be the first of two friendlies that concludes the national team’s annual January training camp. The second friendly has not yet been announced. Given the timing, the U.S. will be made up largely of an MLS-based contingent, with European-based players on club duty not required to be released.
As a result, Serbia won’t have its full complement of players, either, much like Iceland did not during its friendly against the USA at the start of 2016. Serbia is currently in second place in Group D of UEFA World Cup qualifying with a 2-0-2 record. The US and Serbia have never before played, though the US did face off with Yugoslavia – which is recognized by FIFA and UEFA as the predecessor to the Serbian national team – twice, including at the 1998 World Cup. (more…)