U.S. Soccer still hasn't decided what they're going to do about Jurgen Klinsmann. The national team has stagnated and is now facing the real possibility of not making the World Cup.
If they do decide to sack Klinsmann, which managers would make for the most entertaining replacements? Some of these definitely won't happen (hello, Big Sam), but among those the Americans could reasonably hire, if they so choose to, these would be plenty dramatic.
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There might not be a more entertaining manager in the world. It starts with the fact that his teams are good and generally play attacking soccer. But more than that, he's a wild man on the touchline and regularly loses his mind. He's also a gem with the media, dropping quotes that make every press conference a must-watch.
His name is "El Loco." The end.
OK, not the end. But seriously, he plays outrageously unique and attacking soccer to go along with touchline outbursts. You also can never predict what he's going to do next. He quit his job as Lazio boss after two days. You will wake up every day unsure what crazy thing he's going to do. His teams also happen to be rather good.
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U.S. Soccer, the federation that pushed so hard for ethics reforms, hiring a manager who was fired by England after just one match, for serious ethical concerns. If that's not good for hot takes then nothing is.
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Imagine the U.S., in danger of not qualifying for the World Cup, hiring the Mexican manager that El Tri turn to when they struggle in qualifying?
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Bruce Arena is already smug as can be. He acts like the smartest guy in the room, well, because the greatest American manager usually is the smartest guy in the room. Now imagine him after U.S. Soccer comes begging for him to rescue them? That's gold every time he steps to the mic.