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Klinsmann Weighs Offers from U.S., Mexico

  • Reuters, Monday, October 9, 2006 4:04 PM
Following the unabashed success that was Germany's World Cup run this summer, former Germany coach and player Juergen Klinsmann finds himself in very high demand. According to one Klinsmann advisor, the former World Cup winner is weighing offers from Mexico as well as the USA. However, his advisor, Roland Eitel, said it was still unclear whether Klinsmann would return to coaching at all. "Juergen has enough work to do right now," Eitel said, noting he had two years' worth of work to catch up on at his U.S.-based sports marketing firm Soccer Solutions. When asked whether Klinsmann would take either job offer, he said curtly: "We'll have to wait and see." After the World Cup, Klinsmann said he planned to take six months off before deciding what to do next. Both the U.S. and Mexican jobs have been vacant for some time. Coach Bruce Arena was dropped by U.S. Soccer soon after this summer's tournament. He now coaches MLS club Red Bull New York. Mexico's former Argentine coach, Ricardo La Volpe, also returned to his nation's domestic league as coach of the Buenos Aires club Boca Juniors. Klinsmann is understood to be U.S. soccer's top choice to succeed Arena.

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