Bierhoff: Klinsmann a candidate to become England manager

Former Germany international Oliver Bierhoff has stated that Jurgen Klinsmann has had talks with the English FA about the vacant national team position.

Klinsmann is currently in charge of the United States but has emerged as a potential candidate to replace Roy Hodgson who left the role following a poor showing at EURO 2016.


Bierhoff, who scored the goals that won the EURO ’96 final for Germany against the Czech Republic, believes that Klinsmann would be a good for one of the highest paid jobs in world football.

I think he is in discussion with England. He also gave the German national team a certain pride, atmosphere and organisation.


He would be a good fit for England. We started in 2004 together and he’s not always, how can I say…nice to handle because he wants to change.


But he brings motivation, he has the courage to make difficult decisions and perhaps you need something like this.

– Oliver Bierhoff

Bierhoff is the German national team’s general manager and was brought into the fold in 2004 by then head coach Klinsmann.

The 51-year-old former Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur striker has been with the U.S. since 2011 but has regularly bumped heads with the governing body.

Klinsmann is an opinion divider among fans too, many of whom were disappointed by the recent 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Argentina in the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario.

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