According to ESPN there are three names that are the favorites to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as United States men’s national team manager if he’s indeed fired as some think he could be.
The first candidate was reported on by Steven Goff of the Washington Post after Tuesday night’s 4-0 loss to Costa Rica. Former USMNT manager, Bruce Arena. He has been contacted by U.S. Soccer within the last candidate say the latest report. The same can be said for Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes.
The third and final name that the report puts out there is current U.S. U-20 head coach and former USMNT midfielder, Tab Ramos.
Of the three, Arena seems the most likely if a switch is to be made now. His contract with the Galaxy runs out in December.
Vermes seems more of a long-term replacement if they should choose to go that route, as does Ramos.
The current state of affairs calls for an emergency replacement and someone who has experience at this sort of stage in qualifying for a World Cup. Bruce Arena meets all those requirements.
It still remains to be seen if Klinsmann will get the hook or not. Despite reports, Klinsmann is apparently in Berlin attending a dinner between Angela Merkel and Barack Obama.
You’d think that next week could be the decider. It’s hard to see the situation dragging on past then.