Former Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann has revealed that he has held talks with US Soccer Federation about taking over the national team.
Klinsmann, who led his country to the World Cup semi-finals this summer, has lived in the US for a number of years and is regarded as a likely successor to Bruce Arena.
“We have had a few chats and we will continue to do so,” Klinsmann told the AP press agency.
“We shall have to wait and see what it will lead to.
“I have been living in America for the last eight years and have been able to watch the development of the game here.
“The basic pre-requisites are, of course, completely different than in Germany,” he added.
USSF boss Sunil Gulati confirmed his interest in Klinsmann, stating: “Jurgen knows our football, has experience and leadership qualities. He is much better suited to the job than somebody who has never lived in the USA.”
Klinsmann, who stepped down from his position as coach of the German national team after the World Cup, had originally planned to take a year off, but could now be tempted by the prospect of coaching his adopted homeland.
“I will have to get back on the trainer’s bench sooner or later,” he said.