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Jurgen Klinsmann in discussions for England job: Oliver Bierhoff

London: The Football Association has declined to comment on reports that Jurgen Klinsmann is in discussions to become England's new manager.

Jurgen Klinsmann and Oliver Bierhoff
Jurgen Klinsmann and Oliver Bierhoff

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff, claimed that the former Germany and current United States boss was in line to succeed Roy Hodgson.

Bierhoff was quoted in several national newspapers as saying: "Since the arrival of Jurgen Klinsmann — who I think is in discussions with England — we have also given the national team a certain pride, atmosphere and organisation. The success of the story is the high quality but also the good organisation and good atmosphere we have in the group."

On Klinsmann's suitability for the England role, he added: "He would be a good fit. We started in 2004 together and he's not always, how can I say, nice to handle because he wants to change (things), but he brings motivation.

"Since the arrival of Jurgen Klinsmann, German football stands up to quite a good level. When we failed in 2000 we invested a lot in the infrastructure, young players and coaches, so now we have a lot of talented players, we have a good infrastructure and the Bundesliga is investing in young players."

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