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Jurgen Klinsmann eyes return to coaching following World Cup


Jurgen Klinsmann has enjoyed his time away from the game since his U.S. Men’s National Team tenure ended, but a return to the sidelines is expected soon.

Speaking to German magazine Socrates, Klinsmann says he is expecting to return to coaching some time after the World Cup. Klinsmann has been out of a job since leaving the USMNT in Fall 2016.

“I will be back for sure,” Klinsmann said of his future plans. “It’s a nice break right now, and I am enjoying it.

“I don’t know when I will take over a coaching job again. I am looking forward to the World Cup in Russia, and I’ll be active after that.”

Klinsmann has been linked with a number of jobs in the year-and-a-half since leaving the USMNT, including now-filled jobs teams like Sunderland and Bayer Leverkusen.


  1. I think JK’s personality is like Mourhino’s He will make himself the center of all attention. It can work if he has a talented team that is then spared from too much publicity.

    I am not sure it will work for a team that, like Sunderland, will struggle at times. JK will be quick to blame the players; such public shaming seldom works. Also, as his stint at Munich showed, even talented players may not respond to him very well.

    • Sunderland is about to get relegated for the second straight season down to League One (aka old Div. 3). Through 38 (out of 46) games, Sunderland is at the bottom of the table with 28 points and right now, the safe zone is on 33 points (and goal difference).

      Not saying Borussia Dortmund should hire him, but their replacement coach is horrible. It was an embarrassment watching their Europa League tie against RBS.

      • Dortmand did trade away the most prolific goal scorere and Dembele who helped supply many of those chances. It was always going to be hard for them to replace that fire-power and with the attacking mindset (and lack of spending on defense), it was always going to be a rough year for them. I am surprised they are still doing as well as they are in the Bundesliga.

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