The USMNT is just three short years away from taking the field in the 2026 World Cup. The team has a decent core of young players, and a FOLARIN BALOGUN, but is still without a full-time manager. That may be changing.
Despite the [insert emotions here] around him, Gregg Berhalter is set to return to the USMNT. That is according to Paul Tenorio of the Athletic.
BREAKING: Gregg Berhalter is set to return as manager of the #USMNT, according to multiple sources briefed on the negotiations.— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) June 16, 2023
Deal still being finalized, but return is imminent.
Reporting with @MLSist: https://t.co/TnDBwhFB5a
If this is indeed the case, it will cap off a whirlwind week for the former and perhaps future USMNT manager who was also rumored to be taking over the Club America job only to find he was being used as leverage.
Jardine seen in Mexico City but denies it’s related to Club America. .— herculez gomez (@herculezg) June 15, 2023
Next day Gregg Berhalter to Club America report surfaced from Televisa (FMF network) ..
Not even 24 hours and reports of Jardine to coach Club America.
Berhalter and his camp where used. Leveraged.
Berhalter returning would also be the end of an exhaustive process in which the US Soccer Federation had six months to interview candidates. The role had drawn interest from Thierry Henry, Jesse Marsch, and Patrick Vieira for the role. In addition, there were options available like former Spain manager Luis Enrique and it was reported that Pellegrino Matarazzo of Hoffenheim had also been contacted. After an exhaustive search and a process that saw the federation interview 10 candidates the USSF has determined that the best manager is once again Gregg Berhalter.