Bruce Arena was rehired Tuesday for a second stint as United States head coach, replacing sacked German Jurgen
The 65-year-old American
who guided the United States to the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals during his previous tenure from 1998-2006, struck a new deal Tuesday through to the 2018 Russia World Cup.
“I’m thrilled to be back with the national team,” Arena said. “I know we have a great challenge ahead but I believe we have a good pool of players to reach our ultimate goal of qualifying for Russia.”
Arena had been coach and general manager of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy takes up his new role on December 1.
Former Germany player and coach Klinsmann was dumped after the Americans dropped their first two matches in the final round of North American qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, losing 2-1 at home to arch-rival Mexico and 4-0 at Costa Rica.