Well that didn't take long. Former USMNT head coach Bob Bradley was relieved of the position yesterday and today we got the head coach everybody has been begging and screaming for since 2010 after the USMNT was handily trumped by a very floppy Ghanaian team. Those of you familiar with international soccer will remember that Klinsman coached the German team to third place in the 2006 World Cup.
"We are excited to have Jürgen as the head coach of our Men’s National Team," said Gulati. "He is a highly accomplished player and coach with the experience and knowledge to advance the program. Jürgen has had success in many different areas of the game and we look forward to the leadership he will provide on and off the field."
It will be interesting to see what kind of deal the USSF and Klinsman agreed upon. Prior to Bradley's contract extension after the 2010 World Cup, it was revealed that one of the reasons why Klinsman and USSF couldn't reach an agreement back then was because Klinsman wanted full control over the youth development system, something Sunil Gulati and the USSF executives weren't willing to part with.
Klinsman's first ever match in charge of the USMNT will be the friendly against Mexico on August 10th. Although don't judge him too harshly if that game is a lost. A man can only do so much in two weeks.