Four more years for Klinsmann

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Four more years for Klinsmann

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Juergen Klinsmann will stay on as coach of the United States until after the 2018 World Cup in Russia after agreeing a four-year contract extension.

As part of the new deal the 49-year-old also becomes technical director for US football.

Klinsmann was appointed head coach in 2011 and this year guided the team to a fifth Gold Cup title.

The US qualified for next year’s World Cup in Brazil where they have been drawn alongside Portugal, Ghana and Klinsmann’s native Germany, who as manager he took to the 2006 semi-finals.

The Stars and Stripes kick off their World Cup campaign on June 16 against Ghana at the Estadio Das Dunas in Natal before facing Portugal in Manaus on June 22.

They complete their group campaign against Germany in Recife four days later.