Embattled U.S. Men’s National Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has been considered by many to be a disappointment after the team’s recent struggles in World Cup qualifying. Should the team struggle once more in the upcoming Copa America Centenario, there are claims he could be fired. With his job believed to be in jeopardy, the USMNT boss has been placed on the shortlist to replace Everton manager Roberto Martinez.
According to ESPN and BT Sports commentator Ian Darke, there have been ‘persistent’ rumors that Klinsmann is being linked with the Everton job. The USMNT boss has struggled to get big wins, failing to finish in the top three in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, losing the CONCACAF Cup to arch-rival Mexico and struggling with 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, drawing against Trinidad & Tobago and stunning the world by losing to lowly Guatemala.
Persistent Merseyside rumours that USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann could be next Everton manager.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) April 13, 2016
Toffees manager Roberto Martinez has been heavily criticized for failing to deliver wins to Everton despite fielding the fourth-best offense in the league. The team is currently 14th on the table with just 39 points, though they have two games in hand.
Should Klinsmann move to Everton, he would immediately become the second-most popular German manager named ‘Jurgen’ in the city of Liverpool. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Klinsmann faced off several times as managers of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively from 2008 to 2009.
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