Not for the first time, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann
has been linked to a major coaching job, but he has this time moved quickly to dismiss rumors of interest in the
again-vacant England national team job he only a month ago denied he had been approached about. Sam Allardyce
quit on Tuesday following his remarks caught on tape
in an undercover Daily Telegraph investigation into alleged corruption in
English soccer. Numerous reports linked Klinsmann with the job Allardyce took.
But in an interview with ESPN FC
before the September qualifiers against St. Vincent
& The Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago, Klinsmann said he had grown tired of denying the rumor.
"If I deny this, now the next rumor comes, and then I deny the next rumor and the
next one," he said. "I just said to [U.S. men's national team press officer Michael Kammarman
], 'I'm out of this. I'm not commenting on anything here because it doesn't really matter
On Wednesday, Klinsmann ended the speculation that he might be available for the England job.
"No truth to the rumors regarding England. Our entire focus is on
November 11 when Columbus will rock," Klinsmann tweeted
The USA plays Cuba and New Zealand in friendlies in October before
opening the Hexagonal against Mexico Nov. 11 in Columbus, Ohio.
Gareth Southgate will serve as interim coach for England's next four matches. Klinsmann had ranked sixth at UniBet
UK among the favorites to replace Allardyce behind Alan Pardew, Steve Bruce, Eddie Howe, Glenn Hoddle and Southgate.