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 By Uli Hesse

German coaches' record abroad does not bode well for Jurgen Klopp

German football correspondent Raphael Honigstein, who covered Jurgen Klopp for many years with Borussia Dortmund, gives his insight on Klopp's first Liverpool news conference.
Rudi Gutendorf
Rudi Gutendorf is officially regarded the world's most-travelled coach.

There are currently eight German managers scattered across the globe coaching national teams, from the USA (Jurgen Klinsmann) to Jamaica (Winfried Schafer), to South Korea (Uli Stielike) and Cameroon (Volker Finke).

For many decades, German coaches were in the highest demand across the world. They often worked as what the press dubbed "football missionaries," teaching the game's basics where there was little or no football infrastructure.

Most of these managers are hardly known outside of the countries...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Philippe Coutinho injury boost for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp - reports

The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on England's chances at Euro 2016, what to expect from Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side this weekend and much more.
Borussia Dortmund President Reinhard Rauball says he doesn't think old coach Jurgen Klopp will steal the club's best players to bring to his new club Liverpool.
Former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger believes Liverpool's appointment of Jurgen Klopp as manager will get them back into the Champions League for next season.
The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on certain players getting lesser playing time under Jurgen Klopp than Brendan Rodgers and whether or not Tottenham Hotspur can finish top-four in the Premier League.

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been given a fitness boost ahead of his first game in charge of the club this weekend.

Last week, Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho was forced to withdraw from Brazil's World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela through injury.

However, Coutinho reportedly took part in Klopp's first training session on Monday following his appointment as the club's new boss last Thursday.

The midfielder could now be in contention for Liverpool's Premier League meeting...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Arsene Wenger is arrogant, says Sam Allardyce; Rafa Benitez also criticised

Sunderland have appointed Sam Allardyce as their new manager and will join the club on a two-year deal with immediate effect.

New Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has accused Arsene Wenger of being arrogant and said he relished winding up the Arsenal boss.

Wenger's Arsenal often found it difficult when playing Allardyce's former side Bolton, where Allardyce was in charge from 1999 to 2007.

Since leaving Bolton, who were renowned for their direct style of play, Allardyce has managed Newcastle, Blackburn and West Ham, who he left at the end of last season before being appointed Sunderland's new boss last week.

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Thai federation chief Worawi Makudi will appeal FIFA suspension - lawyer

President of the German FA Wolfgang Niersbach has defended Michel Platini after the UEFA President was banned by FIFA following corruption claims.

BANGKOK -- A lawyer acting for Worawi Makudi says the Thai football association president will immediately appeal his 90-day suspension handed down by FIFA on Monday.

The FIFA ethics committee says a breach of its code appears to have been committed and the case "is now the subject of formal investigation proceedings."

Details of the allegations were not provided in Monday's statement but Worawi has been under investigation for his conduct during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.


Jurgen Klinsmann: United States won't abandon plan to play 'proactive' style

While Craig Burley says the US' main problem is a lack of talent, ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno says the issue is that USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann has oversold the team's potential.
ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle breaks down the United States' dismal performance against Mexico, and believes head coach Jurgen Klinsmann should shoulder most of the blame.
The ESPN FC panel talk about Jurgen Klinmann's future as U.S. head coach where Alejandro Moreno believes Klinsmann is not under pressure and must be able to deliver.

HARRISON, N.J. -- Jurgen Klinsmann will not abandon his ambitious plan to for the U.S. national team to play "proactive" soccer, the coach said on Monday.

Klinsmann's side meet Costa Rica in a friendly in Harrison, New Jersey on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN), three days after they were beaten 3-2 by Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup in Pasadena, California.

El Tri enjoyed the majority of the possession in that match, and afterward Klinsmann conceded that his team -- which was pinned into its own...

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Spain 'had luck on our side,' says goalkeeper David De Gea

In a match full of chances from both sides it was Spain who came out on top thanks to a goal from Mario Gaspar.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley discusses Spain's goalkeeper dilemma, with head coach Vicente del Bosque stating that Iker Casillas is the first choice over David de Gea.

Spain goalkeeper David De Gea says his side were fortunate to come away from their final European Championships qualifier with a victory against Ukraine on Monday.

Reigning European champions Spain were put under heavy pressure by the hosts on a number of occasions, but survived to claim a 1-0 victory and finish Group C leaders in Kiev.