Don’t expect to see a permanent United States men’s national team manager to be appointed any time in the near future.
According to the Washington Post’s Steven Goff, U.S. Soccer has extended current interim manager Dave Sarachan’s contract through the end of June.
This shouldn’t come as much of a shock to anyone who’s been paying attention. Common belief surrounding the search for the next U.S. head coach has been that we won’t see movement until after the 2018 World Cup. That should be when coaching changes will inevitably have been made at the international and club levels, leaving desirable candidates available.
In February, it was reported by MLSSoccer.com that Sarachan himself is interested in earning the full-time job. Whether or not the 63-year-old is a realistic candidate for the position remains to be seen. What is clear, however, is that he’ll be in charge of the program through the end of the summer. He’ll have at least four more friendlies with the interim tag attached to his name.