Jurgen Klinsmann expects to be in charge of USA for 2018 World Cup

USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann during the International Friendly match between Scotland and USA at Hampden Park on November 15, 2013
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Jurgen Klinsmann expects to still be in charge of the USA at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, having overseen their impressive run in this summer's tournament in Brazil.

Jurgen Klinsmann expects to still be in charge of the USA for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after overseeing their impressive run at the finals in Brazil this summer.

America progressed from a difficult group which included Klinsmann's native Germany and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal, but bowed out on Tuesday after suffering an extra-time defeat to Belgium in their last-16 match.

The 49-year-old is immensely proud of his side's efforts, and feels that there is the potential in the squad for them to also have an impact in four years' time, when Klinsmann hopes to still be manager.

"I think so. Yes, I think so," he replied when asked by reporters whether he will be coach in 2018. "We have to move on. There are some young players who are coming through but are not there yet. I think there is a lot to build on going forward.

"It's a bummer for us to end on the losing side after giving everything to the fans for 120 minutes. It was a real drama, a thriller and we had possibilities to equalise at the end.

"We are very proud of every player. They made their country proud today and with their performances in the World Cup."

Klinsmann, who took the USA position in 2011, has been linked with the vacancy at Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Divock Origi of Belgium shoots against Tim Howard of the United States during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match on July 1, 2014
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