By Chris Wright
First of all, apologies to everyone across the whole wide Twittersphere for half-inching that ‘ÜSMNT’ joke.
Secondly, after Bob Bradley was jettisoned yesterday the US national side have this very afternoon appointed Jurgen Klinsmann as their new head coach – an appointment that seems to have been a long time in the making.
So said US Soccer President Sunil Gulati:
“We are excited to have Jürgen as the head coach of our Men’s National Team. He is a highly accomplished player and coach with the experience and knowledge to advance the program.
“Jürgen 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.”
It’s safe to say that Klinsmann has been bought in with one eye on trying to transform the Yanks from the functional, pedestrian (is ‘tactically deficient’ too harsh?) outfit they have become under Bradley into an altogether more flashy prospect – a move that is certain to go down well with the massing legions of disillusioned/bored to tears US fans.
Any thoughts on the appointment folks?