Ex-Bayern Munich and Germany chief Jurgen Klinsmann set to return to management with Ecuador – The Sun
JURGEN KLINSMANN is being lined up for a shock return to management with Ecuador.
Klinsmann has been out of the game for a year since leaving his role with the US men's national team.
During his time without a job he had claimed he would only be tempted to return to international management with a side capable of reach the last four in the World Cup.
But there is growing speculation in South America that the 55-year-old is on the verge of taking charge of Ecuador instead.
The country is looking for a new manager have Hernan Dario Gomez was sacked in July on the back of a disappointing Copa America.
Ecuador failed to make it out of the group stages, and under the temporary control of under-20 boss Jorge Celico they have struggled to make any improvement.
Their last match at the weekend saw the side thumped 6-1 by Argentina in a friendly.
Reports in the country have suggested Klinsmann has beaten off strong competition from other bosses to land the position.
Real Madrid legends Santiago Solari and Fernando Hierro have both seen their names linked to the role along with Jose Pekerman and Gianni de Biasi.
But though the rumours are strong, the Ecuador Football Federation have tried to play down the talk insisting the process of finding a new man is still ongoing.
EFF director Carlos Galarza said: "There is nothing concrete, just speculation.
"There have been talks with coaches, or rather, one coach in particular."
Roland Eitel, Klinsmann's advisor, was quoted by ESPN FC saying: "Jurgen Klinsmann has not commented on any rumours in the past 30 years, and he will maintain that attitude."
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