Football

Klinsmann happy with USA job

Dreaming of success in Brazil (©GettyImages)
Dreaming of success in Brazil (©GettyImages).

If Harry Redknapp is to become full time England manager in the summer Tottenham Hotspur will have to look elsewhere for a replacement after club legend Jurgen Klinsmann said that he has no intention of stepping down as head coach of the USA international team.

The German told Sky Sports: "I am extremely proud and privileged to be US national team coach.

"Hopefully we will have, after qualification, a great World Cup in Brazil."

Klinsmann was appointed head coach by U.S. soccer President Sunil Gulati in August 2011.

Before USA, the man famed for sliding on his belly in celebrations led his country to a third place finish in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and third place again in the 2006 World Cup.

He could possibly have led FC Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga but was fired three points away from first place with five matches to play - due to a difference of opinion with the clubs board of directors.

Spurs fans may be disappointed that Klinsmann - who scored 30 goals in just 56 games for the club - has, for the time being, ruled himself out of the running for the White Hart Lane hot-seat.

He added: "I have a wonderful relationship with Tottenham. I know the people there and I also know the environment. It's a wonderful club.

"In soccer, just like in any other environment, you never know what will happen."

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