Popular USMNT head coach interested in vacant England manager job

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While the FA conduct their search for Roy Hodgson’s replacement as England manager, they may have received a significant boost towards at least one popular candidate: U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

According to Sky Sports, Klinsmann is ‘intrigued’ by the prospect of coaching the Three Lions after five years at the helm in the United States. Just a few weeks ago, Klinsmann he led the United States to a surprise Group A win in the Copa America Centenario tournament followed by an upset win over Ecuador to secure a spot in the Semi-Finals.

The 51-year-old German manager already has the support of England and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, who wrotean Op-Ed for the Daily Mail on Tuesday in which he declared Klinsmann to be his top candidate to replace Hodgson.

Klinsmann has had a mixed record with the United States since taking over the team in 2011. He led the country to a CONCACAF Gold Cup title in 2013 and then into the knockout round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. His winning percentage with the USMNT is 56.04%.

Prior to his stint with the U.S., Klinsmann led Germany to the Semi-Finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

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