Friday, May 13, 2005

Klinsmann Names Swiss Chief Scout

CNN reports the follwoing today:

MUNICH, Germany -- Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann has finalized his backroom staff for the 2006 World Cup with the appointment of Swiss Urs Siegenthaler as chief scout.

The details of Siegenthaler's deal have yet to be confirmed but the 58-year-old will only receive a contract from the host nation until the end of the finals.

He was a member of the coaching staff with the Swiss national team from 1986 to 1988 and has been involved in training coaches in Switzerland for 20 years.

Siegenthaler, a relative unknown, played with Swiss sides Basel, Young Boys Bern and Neuchatel from 1963-1982.


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