US Soccer has contacted Jurgen Klopp about head coaching vacancy, according to report

US Soccer has made “initial contact” with former Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp regarding the current vacancy for head coach Miguel Delaney of The independent reported on Thursday morning.

The federation’s attempt to recruit Klopp comes a day after Gregg Berhalter was fired following the U.S. men’s national soccer team’s disappointing performance at the Copa America. The U.S. national team finished third in their group behind Uruguay and Panama and failed to advance to the knockout stages.

Klopp, 57, announced he would retire from Liverpool after the 2023-24 Premier League season and that he planned to take a break from coaching. The German spent a transformative nine years at the club, which saw Liverpool win a Premier League title in 2020 and a Champions League trophy in 2019.

Before joining Liverpool, Klopp spent seven years as a coach at Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, where he worked with USMNT star Christian Pulisic.

“I have, how can I say it, no energy left,” Klopp said in his farewell video for Liverpool in January. “I will do something else. But I will not manage a club or a country for at least a year.”

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