Klinsmann bypasses Bundesliga

Klinsmann, family to return to U.S.

December 14, 2009

BERLIN -- Juergen Klinsmann and his family intend to return to the United States, eight months after he was fired as coach of Bayern Munich.

The 45-year-old told RTL television late Sunday that "our family planning takes priority and we are now going back to America, so the children can go to school there."

Klinsmann, whose wife Debbie is American, coached Germany to a third-place finish at the 2006 World Cup and will work as a television analyst for a German channel during next year's tournament in South Africa.

He became Bayern Munich coach in 2008 but was fired in April before his first season was complete. He has said he does not plan to take on another coaching assignment in the Bundesliga.


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