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Klinsman Gets 4 More Years

Jurgen Klinsman

Jurgen Klinsmann has agreed on Thursday to a four-year extension on his contract, and to take on the role of Technical Director. This will extend his contract through the 2018 World Cup.

In a statement released by U.S. Soccer, Klinsman said,

“I am very fortunate to continue the work we started more than two and a half years ago. It’s exciting to see the progress we have made, and we continue to make improvements on all fronts.

“The role of technical director is a huge challenge and also a huge opportunity as we look to keep connecting the dots to the youth national teams, coaching education, the development academy and the grassroots efforts in this country. These are fascinating topics and I am excited (to) work with so many talented people and hear fresh ideas. For sure it means more work, but also many more fulfilling opportunities.”

About Jurgen Klinsmann

Klinsmann made 108 appearances and scored 47 goals for Germany from 1987 through 1998. He has coached for both Germany and Bayern Munich, before coming to the US in 2011.

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