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US Soccer president Gulati discusses Klinsmann’s future

November 14, 2015 by  
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US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati spoke to US Soccer media:

“It is the hardest period since Jurgen has been coach. I don’t know if we have ever given any coach of our teams a specific metric and specific result and said, ‘If this happens, everything’s good.

We have certain targets and goals that are different for each of our teams, but I am not sure it would be appropriate to have a specific metric for a game or two games. But it’s pretty well understood qualifying for the World Cup is the specific target and many of our agreements with coaches, not just in the senior team, there are clauses in terms of continued employment if X, Y or Z doesn’t happen, in terms of our desire to make a change. But we didn’t get into specific ‘We need to win these two games’ or ‘We need to beat St. Vincent by this amount of goals.” The victory was 6-1 after losing o-1 early in the game

On appointing Klinsmann up to FIFA World Cup Russia 2018:

“I don’t know anyone who would say, ‘No matter what happens, this is what we are going to do.’ That would be silly. We expect to qualify, we expect Jurgen to be the coach, but I don’t think anyone can honestly say, ‘Regardless of what happens, this is what we’re going to do.’ It’s unrealistic.”

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