Cherundolo: Jurgen Klinsmann the Next U.S. Coach
That quick little search for the next United States national soccer coach seems to be taking a bit longer than some might have anticipated, but in the interim we can all sit back and be entertained by the speculation and rumors.
A few days back we learned that former Argentina Jose Pekerman would take the gig. Not so fast my friends. The word today is that Jurgen Klinsmann is the man and that word comes from none other than U.S. and Hanover defender Steve Cherundolo via German television.
Asked whether the former Germany trainer will become Team USA trainer, Cherundolo responded, “According to my information, yes.” There has been no official confirmation yet, as US Football Federation president Sunil Gulati was scheduled to announce the new coach during the first December week.
Who knows where Churondolo gets his information (possibly from our USA World Cup Blog?), but I happen to think that the longer the delay the more likely it will, in fact, be Klinsmann. The former German boss is enjoying his time off and is in no rush to get back into the grind. The U.S. has time to wait and will do so if they can land Klinsmann. That’s where things stand today in the rumor world. Tune in tomorrow for an entirely different story.