(NEW YORK) — United States Men’s soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann signed a four-year contract extension through 2018.
Klinsmann will remain with the squad for the 2018 World Cup, and was also named their technical director.
“I am very fortunate to continue the work we started more than two and half years ago,” Klinsmann said. “It’s exciting to see the progress we have made, and we continue to make improvements on all fronts.”
Klinsmann replaced Bob Bradley as the U.S. coach in 2011. The team is preparing to play in their seventh straight World Cup. They will face Ghana in their opening match on June 16 at Natal. Ghana eliminated the U.S. in both 2006 and 2010.
Klinsmann was a member of Germany’s 1990 World Cup championship team.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire