Wednesday, July 12, 2006


So, the news is that Jurgen Klinsmann has resigned as German coach.
Completely surprised me as with many people. Germany had a great run in this World Cup and he was again regarded as a national hero. I've no doubt that he was much loved by his players. The common thinking was that he'd stay until Euro 2008.

I can't imagine that he left for personal reasons. Klinsmann isn't an angry or spiteful guy. Just makes it look more like he's doing it to become the next US coach. Timing is a little weird, though. The last German game was Saturday - he celebrates, enjoys and he announced his leaving on Tuesday night. Seems a little pre-meditated for me.