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Klinsmann brings in buddy Herzog
by Paul Kennedy, December 18th, 2011 12:49AM

TAGS:  men's national team


[USA MEN] Jurgen Klinsmann is bringing in former Bayern Munich teammate Andreas Herzog to be his assistant coach on the U.S. national team. The Austrian soccer federation made the announcement that Herzog, who had 103 caps for Austria, would be leaving his job as Austrian U-21 coach to return to the United States, where he finished his career with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2004.

"Jurgen Klinsmann and I have been close friends for many years now. I face this new challenge with great confidence," Herzog said in the Austrian federation's statement.

Herzog was the assistant to Austria national team coaches Josef Hickersberger and Karel Brueckner before taking over the under-21 team in March 2009.

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