Saturday, 30th July, 2011

Following the sacking of Bob Bradley, the United States have moved quickly to fill the void, appointing Jurgen Klinsmann as their new coach.

The former Germany boss has been linked with the US job for some time and becomes the first foreign-born coach of the American national team in 16 years.

Klinsmann’s appointment has delighted the US and the ex-striker will be expected to improve on Bradley’s second round showing at the 2010 World Cup.

"We are excited to have Jurgen as head coach", said US Soccer president Sunil Gulati.

"He is a highly accomplished player and coach with the experience and knowledge to advance the programme.

"Jurgen has had success in many different areas of the game and we look forward to the leadership he will provide on and off the field."

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