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Klinsmann assistant interested in Werder Bremen opening

And a return to his former club

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Werder Bremen have had an extremely poor beginning to the 2016-17 season. After narrowly avoiding relegation this season, they appear to be headed for another battle this season. They’ve already fired their manager and are on the hunt for a new one.

One interesting link for USMNT fans is that of Andreas Herzog. Jurgen Klinsmann’s assistant with the senior national team and the U-23 head coach spent two different stints at the Bundesliga club when he was a player, totaling 236 appearances and 58 goals.

Herzog told the German media that he’d be interested in the job as Bremen will always hold a special place in his heart, but isn’t nominating himself outright just yet.

"Everyone knows that Werder Bremen is still my club and is still near and dear to me," Herzog told Sport1, starting that "everyone would like to do it."

"Werder Bremen are very interesting, but I don't want to put my name forward."

via Fox Soccer

While this does make some sense considering his storied history at the club, it would be poor timing for the USMNT to lose an important cog in the coaching staff with the Hex rapidly approaching in November. However, if it’s a job he truly wants the USSF shouldn’t stand in his way.

However, we’re a long ways from anything happening at this point. He’s just speculating in the media now. There’s not even any indication that Bremen are interested in him or have them on their list of candidates. We’ll sit back and wait and see if anything materializes on this front.