Silly season has officially begun and this applies for managerial moves just as much as it does player transfers. According to Sky Sports, United States men’s national team manager, Jurgen Klinsmann, is interested in the newly-vacant England job.
Klinsmann’s name has been bandied about the English media as a possible replacement for Roy Hodgson, who resigned after England’s embarrassing Round of 16 exit to Iceland in the European Championships.
Klinsmann a good shout for #eng - proven international coach who gets results under pressure from USA.— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) June 28, 2016
A day after England lost to Iceland, Martyn Ziegler of The Times sent out this tweet that seemed to start this cycle of speculation. A day after, former Liverpool and England center back, Jamie Carragher, told The Daily Mail that Klinsmann was his ideal candidate to take over the Three Lions job.
Now today we get this “report” from Sky Sports about apparent interest. It all just feels very convenient that Klinsmann would declare his interest just a day after being hailed as a potential replacement.
I still cannot envision a scenario in which Klinsmann is lured away from U.S. Soccer or chooses to leave. This just seems like a typical media-driven narrative at finding a replacement for England. Once the English FA sit down and evaluate candidates, it’s likely Klinsmann will not be on their list.