Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Jurgen Klinsmann has rejected several offers from European teams, saying he remains committed as head coach of the US men’s national soccer team.
“There have been several inquiries from European clubs but I told them straight away that they don’t have to follow up on them,” Klinsmann said.
“That’s not an issue for me. I am under contract here until 2018, and I am looking forward to the upcoming tasks,” he said.
A former Germany and Bayern Munich coach, Klinsmann was linked with Galatasaray during the 2014 World Cup.
During the United States’ run to the round of 16, a wave of “soccer fever” hit the United States with top government officials expressing support behind the team.
“The World Cup was a gigantic success. Yes, we would have wished to go even further, but it was really close against Belgium,” he said. “Nobody had expected us to advance to the knockout stages from that group of death.
“We did it — and sparked an unbelievable euphoria. The viewing figures went into record numbers, and there were public screenings the U.S. had not witnessed before,” added Klinsmann, who revealed that President Barack Obama called after the team’s defeat against Belgium.