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Klinsmann hired by ESPN to work World Cup
April 29th, 2010 2:44PM

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[TELEVISION WATCH] Former German star Juergen Klinsmann won't be coaching the USA at the 2010 World Cup, as was once hoped, but he will be commenting on it for ESPN and ABC as a studio analyst during the finals.

Klinsmann, who coached Germany to third place in 2006, will appear on prematch, halftime and postgame shows from South Africa, and on “SportsCenter.”

“Very few people in the world possess the firsthand knowledge and experience of playing and coaching in a FIFA World Cup match,” said Jed Drake, ESPN executive producer for the World Cup, "and Juergen is one of them."

Klinsmann's most recent job was as head coach at Bayern Munich, a position that lasted less than a season. He will also be serving as an analyst for the BBC (UK) and Germany's RTL.

“I hope that I can give American viewers insight into the world’s greatest game," he said. "Living in the U.S. for more than 10 years, I’ve seen soccer grow incrementally, and I think ESPN’s coverage of this exciting World Cup will take it to a new level.”

Also hired by ESPN are former South African national team player Shaun Bartlett, who played in the 1998 World Cup, and Robbie Mustoe, Middlesbrough’s longest-serving player.

They join previously announced analysts Ruud Gullit, John Harkes, Alexi Lalas, Efan Ekoku and Steve McManaman.



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