Jurgen Klinsmann’s name has been floated around the last few day as a replacement for Roy Hodgson after the England crashed out of the European Championship in a humiliating loss to Iceland.
But multiple courses have said it’s unlikely the current Team USA coach and former coach of Germany will land the England job.
Klinsmann, who joined Team USA in 2011, has come under intense pressure in recent years after disappointing results in the Gold Cup and a poor showing against Argentina in the Copa America semifinal last month. The team went on to lose the third-place game against Colombia 1-0, Team USA’s second defeat in the tournament to los cafeteros.
Some critics have sai that Klinsmann, who has live for decades in Southern California with his American wife and American-born children, has failed to move Team USA to the next level of international contenders.
In England, several sources have reported that the English FA has not reached out to US Soccer about luring Klinsmann to the English side.
Another hurdle possible preventing Klinsmann from joining the Three Lions is the FA recent preference to have an English-born coach leading the team.
Former England and Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher told ESPN that he likes the idea of having Klinsmann as Roy Hodgson’s replacement, ahead of compatriot Alan Shearer.
“My own view is that international football should be about the best in your country against the best of someone else’s, so I had always favoured an Englishman but there can be no complaints if the FA look to a foreign coach,” Carragher said according to ESPN.
Other possible candidates for the ENgland job named in media reports include Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger and ENgland Under-21 coach Gareth Southgate.
Team USA will begin preparing for CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches, and federation officials have said they expect Klinsmann to be a part of preparation leading up to the games.