Herzog to become US assistant coach
The Austrian football federation says Andreas Herzog will become
assistant to United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Herzog is Austria’s most capped international. The former
midfielder played 103 matches and scored 26 goals for the country
He left his post as coach of Austria’s under-21 team late
Friday, the federation said on Saturday.
”Jurgen Klinsmann and I have been close friends for many years
now. I face this new challenge with great confidence,” Herzog was
quoted as saying in the federation’s statement. Herzog and
Klinsmann were teammates at Bayern Munich when the German club won
the UEFA Cup in 1996.
No details about Herzog’s contract with the U.S. football
federation were revealed.
After stints with Rapid Vienna, Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich,
Herzog played for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2004. He was assistant to
Austria coaches Josef Hickersberger and Karel Brueckner before
taking over the under-21 team in March 2009.
His first match as assistant to Klinsmann will be a Jan. 21
friendly against Venezuela, followed by another friendly against
Panama four days later.