Bayern Munich fires Klinsmann

Bayern Munich fires Klinsmann

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Bayern Munich fires Klinsmann

Juergen Klinsmann (Reuters) 

The Juergen Klinsmann era at Bayern Munich is over.

The German champions have fired Klinsmann, ending his one-year tenure with the club as Bayern Munich sits in third place in the Bundesliga standings. Jupp Heynckes will take over as interim head coach for Bayern's remaining five Bundesliga matches.

Klinsmann was regarded as one of the top young coaches in the game after guiding the German national team to third place in the 2006 World Cup. His well-publicized courtship with U.S. Soccer led Klinsmann to be considered the favorite to replace Bruce Arena after the 2006 World Cup, but he eventually landed with Bayern Munich last summer, which he helped lead to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League this season. It was his club's form in the Bundesliga that ultimately led to his departure.

Where will Klinsmann go next? That's anybody's guess but something tells me he will wind up in the English Premier League. Could Manchester City come calling? One thing you can bet on is Klinsmann finding another job pretty easily.

What do you think of this news? Disappointed to see Klinsmann fired? Amused by all the turmoil at Bayern? Glad that Landon Donovan didn't wind up staying at Bayern? Think Klinsmann and Donovan might be reunited? Do you see Klinsmann moving back to California?

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