Jurgen Klinsmann last coaches a club team, Bayern Munich, in 2009. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)
Former U.S. men’s national head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has a new job and challenge.
On Wednesday, the German legend was named head coach of Hertha Berlin.
Ante Covic left the team with the team struggling in the Bundesliga.
Klinsmann, who was sacked as USMNT coach in 2016, hasn’t guided a club team in 10 years when he lasted but nine months at Bayern Munich. He was given the pink slip in April 2009.
He certainly has a challenge this time as Hertha is in 15th place in the 18-team first division and is above the relegation zone due to goal differential.
“Points as soon as possible, and hopefully to climb up [the table) slowly,” Klinsmann said of the task. “If I take something on, then I don’t do it by halves.”
Klinsmann directed the USMNT to a Round of 16 finish at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He was fired in November 2016 after the Americans dropped their first two matches of the hexagonal, to Mexico and Costa Rica.