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Reinaldo Rueda Possible Replacement For Jurgen Klinsmann


Medellin, Colombia – U.S. men’s national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann saved his job after a dominating performance and winning 4-0 against Guatemala in Columbus. Before any of this, Klinsmann had been on the hot seat for quite some time after several failures in domestic and international competitions like the past World Cup in Brazil. For this reason, U.S. Soccer is being said to have been in contact with former Colombia, Ecuador and Honduras manager Reinaldo Rueda.

According to some reports, U.S. Soccer officials have given the German manager an ultimatum, win the Copa America Centenario, which is being played in U.S. soil, or go home.

Sunil Gulati spent nearly five years after Klinsmann before hiring and giving him the keys and full control of the program 2011. Since, Kilnsmann has failed to maintain a healthy relationship with players, at all levels. The promises made by him about bringing a different style of play has stayed stale and have not moved forward. Klinsmann’s teams are not any different from Bob Bradley’s team by any stretch. Perhaps the hiring of Rueda can be a tremendous boost that the team needs.

Rueda currently manages Colombian club Atletico Nacional and was considered to take over Chile before this one hired Argentinian Juan Antonio Pizzi.

Perhaps Rueda’s best success was taking Honduras back to the World Cup after more than 20 years of not attending to one.

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