Monday, April 27, 2009

Quick Throw: Klinsi cut loose

Jurgen Klinsmann will be returning to Southern California full-time soon as Bayern Munich have relieved him of his duties. Bayern sit three points off leaders Wolfsburg with five matches remaining, meaning they will win the league. Also, unconfirmed reports say Bayern have asked for permission to talk to Arsene Wenger. Enjoy your injury-riddled kids teams, Bayern fans!

[BBC]

11 comments:

Precious Roy said...

I would have gone with "Bye Bayern".

ü75 said...

Well, you should have done it then, Wanna-write-for-English-tabloids-boy

Precious Roy said...

Hey, some of us not living in the east coast were still in bed when this was written up.

phil said...

Hmmmm. Do we start the Bradley Watch now? Would USA soccer hire Klinsmann?

Precious Roy said...

Didn't we try to after the last WC? Think Gulati didn't want to cede the control that Klinsi wanted.

Kind of okay with how Bradley has done from a results standpoint. His player development I'm less jazzed about in terms of pitch time for the youngsters.

EbullientFatalist said...

I like the idea of Arsene saying, "Uhhhh" between every German word he speaks. But, really, is there anyway Arsenal gives Bayern permission to speak to Le Prof? I know we haven't won silverware in awhile, but still . . .

Keith said...

I mean, who would take over L'Arse? Klinsi in a straight swap? Average Grant? 'Onest 'Arry pulling the London version of his Pompey/Soton/Pompey waltz? Domenech? Tony Adams? Second-choice Steve? Or does the Special One make his return to the Prem not following SAF in a couple years as speculated, but by following his London nemesis?

Precious Roy said...

Here's how I picture it...

BM: Hey, Arsene, would you like to manage Bayern Munich?

AW: No,

BM: Okay, thanks for your time.

AW: You're welcome.

amy said...

How did Klinsi get so snuggly with US soccer? I'm totally curious.

Precious Roy said...

Amy:

He lives in Cali. And he was a free agent after Germany overachieved in the last World Cup.

Don't know how much more there is to it than that.

machine gooner funk said...

im on board with juergen takin over the USMNT. he was a good int'l coach w/ germany and he quit he wasnt fired