It has been just less than four months since Jurgen Klinsmann was fired as USMNT coach and the German may be headed for a job back in his home country. Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt left the team this weekend and Klinsmann, along with German-American Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner, has been reported by ESPNFC as a potential replacement.
For Klinsmann it would be a chance at redemption in the Bundesliga after his managerial tenure with Bayern Munich lasted less than a year. His time in Munich was marked by criticism from players over tactics and a culture clash when Klinsmann began implementing changes to the club’s training regimen.
David Wagner has had success recently in England’s second division with Huddersfield Town. Currently the team sits in third place in the EFL Championship table and if form holds it would have a chance to be promoted to the Premier League.
Wagner managed the Borussia Dortmund U-23 side in Germany prior to moving to Huddersfield. Joining Leverkusen would make Wagner the second American manager to lead a top flight team after Bob Bradley was fired by Swansea City last year.