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Official: Jurgen Klinsmann named new USA coach to replace sacked Bob Bradley

Former Germany and Bayern Munich tactician takes job to coach the United States national side replacing the former manager of five years

Jurgen Klinsmann has been named as coach of USA on Friday afternoon as he replaces Bob Bradley on the bench, the U.S Soccer Federation has confirmed.

Bradley was sacked from his position on Thursday after five years at the helm of the United States national team.

Goal.com revealed how Klinsmann was favourite for the USA job shortly after Bradley was ousted by the United States Soccer Federation.

And now the U.S Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced Klinsmann is the new man in charge.

"We are excited to have Jurgen as the head coach of our men’s national team," said Gulati on Ussoccer.com.

"He is a highly accomplished player and coach with the experience and knowledge to advance the programme.

"Jurgen has had success in many different areas of the game and we look forward to the leadership he will provide on and off the field."  

Klinsmann's first game in charge will be against Mexico on August 10. Speaking of his appointment, the former Bayern Munich man said: "I am proud and honoured to be named the head coach of the U.S. men’s national team.

"I would like to thank the U.S. Soccer Federation for the opportunity, and I’m excited about the challenge ahead.

"I am looking forward to bringing the team together for our upcoming match against Mexico and starting on the road toward qualifying for the 2014 Fifa World Cup."

The 46-year-old thus returns to coaching for the first time since 2009 when he left Bayern.

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