The England national team’s coaching job opened up once again on Tuesday, and Jurgen Klinsmann’s name quickly became reconnected to a gig with the Three Lions. However, Klinsmann took to social media on Wednesday to shoot down any rumors of a U.S. Men’s National team departure.
Klinsmann says there is “no truth” to any rumors linking the German-born head coach with the England gig. The statement comes in the wake of the departure of manager Sam Allardyce, who left the job by mutual consent following the release of a video showing the longtime Premier League manager discussing, among other things, how to bypass rules on third-party ownership.
No truth to the rumors regarding England. Our entire focus is on November 11 when Columbus will rock: https://t.co/XymRua17IG
— J_Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) September 28, 2016
Allardyce took charge of just one match: a 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Slovakia. Gareth Southgate will manage the next four games before a permanent replacement is named.
Prior to Allardyce’s hiring, Klinsmann was one of several managers linked to the job.
The U.S. returns to action on Oct. 7 for a friendly against Cuba before taking on New Zealand four days later.