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English FA hasn't asked U.S. Soccer for permission to talk with Jurgen Klinsmann

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The rumor mill is out of control across the pond. Following England's shocking Euro 2016 Round of 16 exit against Iceland, their manager position is open. Despite being a relatively average national team for the last decade, the England job is one of the most scrutinized positions in all of sports.

Many names have already been linked with the job, including United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann. His name came up this week in the media and a report from Sky Sports even surfaced saying he was interested in the position. However, today it has been confirmed by Steven Goff of the Washington Post that there has been no contact between the English FA and U.S. Soccer about Jurgen Klinsmann.

Because Klinsmann has a contract with the USSF, the English FA would have to get permission from them in order to begin negotiations with the manager. As much as the silly season likes to get everyone riled up, usually the majority of the rumors you hear about are just conjecture.

It's certainly possible that Klinsmann has expressed interest in the England job to a friend, but we're a long ways from anything ever happening and the smart money is on them going in a different direction.