Alert: Klinsmann expresses absolute desire to continue coaching past the 2014 World Cup

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by deuteronomy, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    True story
     
  2. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cristian Nyari ‏@Cnyari5m
    Jürgen Klinsmann has emerged as a candidate to replace Ottmar Hitzfeld as Switzerland coach after the World Cup. Contract with US ends then
     
  3. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    No idea why he would leave the US job to go manage Switzerland.
     
  4. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    I think it's just a shortlist. We aren't 100% sure if USMNT will renew with Klinsmann. I think Klinsmann would renew in an instant but if it doesn't happen then he would consider Switzerland.
     
  5. drgonzo

    drgonzo Member+

    Jun 1, 2011
    Club:
    San Diego Flash
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They have a lot of talent over there (more then us) so I can see it as an appealing job. But there are very few places in the world that would give Klinsmann the type of freedom and time on the job that he gets here.
     
  6. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I would grab that job in Switzerland if I were Klinsmann. He would have good continuity without missing a paycheck when his US tenure ends.
     
  7. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd say that we're at least on par in terms of talent, and I'm even more confident that we are a better team. I can't see why JK would want to go from a very strong U.S side to a historically-'meh' Swiss side that is being ranked freakishly high. Especially when we can pay him plenty and he's been living in SoCal for at least, what, 13 years?
     
  8. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm pretty sure he can find a team around the U.S., he doesn't need to move his already-settled family across the Atlantic.
     
  9. Unak78

    Unak78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 17, 2007
    PSG & Enyimba FC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Nigeria
    I can see the Swiss job as having some unrealistically high expectations given their ridiculous current ranking. I wouldn't touch it with a 20 foot pole.
     
  10. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I could only see him coaching a power club in Europe or a country that has a true shot of winning the WC, like Spain, Italy, England, or Netherlands. His home is in the US and Germany, the offer would have to be to good to pass up for him to leave.

    * England is a high profile job, not a contender to win a WC, IMO.
     
  11. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    You really believe missing a paycheck is of any concern for him?

    Hell if he still needs money then he is not as smart as I think he is.
     
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  12. Wessoman

    Wessoman Member+

    Sep 26, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is also an initial watch. The Swiss know Klinsi is class and are keeping an eye on the guy. If the US gets to the Semi's, heck, I bet even England will namedrop Klinsi.

    After all, what Klinsi has shown is the ability to take an already talented team (Germany, the USA) and squash out all the bad chemistry, and get them to play at an even higher level. So yeah, he's perfect for Switzerland. And yeah, he would be good for England or France (If they can get over the fact that he's German). Heck, he'd be great for Mexico, if Mexico didn't go through coaches like the cast of Girls goes through condoms.
     
  13. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. Wessoman

    Wessoman Member+

    Sep 26, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I kinda cringed at that interview. I especially hate Chivas more than ever now. And it really does explain the dysfunction that is Mexico.

    Also, yeah, SGE would have been a better choice than Bora.
     
  15. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    SGE should have gone after Vergara's wife as revenge. It'd be just one more conquest to add to his lengthy resume, apparently detailed in his book...
     
  16. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
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    In other CONCACAF tidbits, Eriksson reveals his frustration at U.S. Soccer playing that World Cup qualifier in a freezing Columbus, Ohio, but adds that Mexico also carried out such "dirty tricks," such as playing Canada in intense Chiapas heat in September 2008.

    Sven, be lucky you weren't in Denver earlier this year. And, as it turned out, temps were in the 60's that night in Columbus. The only dirty trick about playing in Columbus is that its in the Mexicans heads about playing in Columbus.

    Perhaps Mexico should arrange a non-assuming friendly vs. the US in Columbus and win on a late fluke goal to change their luck.
     
  17. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm guessing this is not the Vergara you are looking for:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    he is a can
    He is a candidate to coach my weekend team also. Neither is likely to happen.
     
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  19. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Player/coach? U might be on to something. Just go ahead and pencil Jay in.
     
  20. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Who? to me it looks close to a wash.. Maybe I am missing something
     
  21. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Eh, this is only in the event US Soccer doesn't renew Jürgen's contract post-WC.
     
  22. deuteronomy

    deuteronomy Member+

    Angkor Siem Reap FC
    United States
    Aug 12, 2008
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Club:
    Siem Reap Angkor FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More information on the Swiss rumor:

    http://soccer.si.com/2013/11/05/rep...-on-short-list-of-post-wc-manager-candidates/

    Blick reported that the ASF-SFV’s shortlist also includes former Tottenham Hostpur and VfB Stuttgart coach Christain Gross, who’s unattached after spending the 2011-12 season with Bern’s Young Boys; Thorsten Fink, who was fired by Hamburger SV in September; Switzerland U-21 coach Pierluigi Tami; current Lazio manager Vladimir Petkovic, a naturalized Swiss citizen; and Swiss native and former Italian national team midfielder Roberto Di Matteo, who managed Chelsea to the Champions League crown in 2012.

    Germany’s Bild quoted Klinsmann as saying that he recently has received “several inquiries” from European clubs and federations, which he called a “wonderful acknowledgement of our work here in the U.S.” He added that he is “completely focused on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil so we can take the United States another big step forward.”

    Bild called a Klinsmann-Switzerland partnership “unlikely” and “probably just a dream” because of the resources Klinsmann has at his disposal in the U.S. and because of his home in California, where he has lived for 15 years.
     
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  23. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    #123 Marko72, Nov 7, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2013
    It doesn't seem likely to me that either side will want to dissolve this relationship at the end of next summer should all go reasonably well in Brazil. I have mixed feelings about that, but in all honesty, I doubt that there's an American coach ready to pick up the reins at this point and perform at quite the same level as Klinsmann has this year, and most well-known foreign coaches who might throw their hat in the ring would each come with a set of challenges of their own. Of course a lot will be much clearer after the World Cup (including just how we fared and what the state of Klinsmann is, and who else is available and interested), but Klinsmann continuing is not only plausible. It seems to make some sense.

    I don't have a portal into Klinsmann's head, but I imagine that the Swiss job wouldn't be attractive enough to entice him away from his current job with the US unless it was a question of a whole lot of money, of course. Even then, I'm not sure that Klinsi wants to walk away from a job he's clearly enjoying for more money. I take it that money is not a particularly big issue for the Klinsmann family.

    He and his family live here by choice for non-soccer reasons, and he evidently enjoys his lifestyle here. He is paid well. He gets a rather unique opportunity to have a hand in (and get a lot of credit for) streamlining a team/nation with a lot in the way of potential and resources but without a long track record of success. His successes here will be magnified in a lot of ways; I imagine that in much of the world, he would get a lot of credit as "the guy who finally turned the United States into a footballing powerhouse," if all goes well.

    If things are continuing to go well, I don't imagine he'd want to walk away from that for a couple million more.
     
  24. flash1316

    flash1316 Member

    Nov 27, 2003
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We should decline and move on. Matter of fact I'd take the straight swap and convince Hitzfield to take the job or lure Heynkes out of retirement. Since apparently we handed the German Federation the club. That was bad business.

    Should've made a deal with a capitalistic New Worlder not the guy with the strong bank who's never seen naval warfare in his chess game. Bad business.
     
  25. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    On the personnel side let's see what great things Klinsi has done:

    ------------jozy--------
    --aron----dempsey---donovan
    -------jones--------bradley----
    --
    fabian--besler---gonzo----evans--
    ----------------howard---------

    The bolded players are left overs from Sweats Bradley's tenure. Only two of them are under 30. Suppose the 3 field players over 30 cant go next year - fully or "partially" - who do you see as our team, using players JK has called up, no "experiments"?

    ----------jozy---------
    ---fab----aron----zusi-?
    ---cam-?----bradley--
    -beasley--besler--gonzo--evans
    -----------howard-----

    Or maybe, dear reader, you have no absolute desire to continue with this exercise. Well, maybe you should because I have watched Dono and Dempsey lately and they can play but they look older than DiVaio, if u ask me, and Jones has knee problems that require surgery.
     

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