Pulisic says Klinsmann links to England made sense

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England has its new head coach locked into a deal but one American believes the rumors surrounding his current national team manager made perfect sense.

Sam Allardyce officially took over the Three Lions on Friday but rising U.S. Men’s National Team attacker Christian Pulisic told Goal that he wouldn’t have been surprised if Jurgen Klinsmann made the jump to England.

“They’ve seen how much he’s turned our country around and of course England would like to do the same,” Pulisic told Goal.

Klinsmann’s success during his playing days was undoubted, and all of it was even headlined by the 1990 World Cup title. While his track record as a coach has raised skepticism, the German is said to be highly regarded throughout Europe for his job as a manager.

During his time in charge with Germany, Klinsmann helped guide his homeland to third place in the 2016 World Cup. Since taking over the USMNT, the 51-year-old has helped push young players in the right direction and challenged the best to rise to the occasion on the world’s biggest stages.

“We have a lot of great young players in the U.S., our coach is doing a really good job and I think we’re improving every year and I think other people are starting to see that,” Pulisic said.

Players like DeAndre Yedlin and Matt Miazga have credited Klinsmann with moves to the Premier League as they look to jumpstart their professional careers in England’s top flight. Klinsmann has brought Bundesliga talents such as John Brooks and Fabian Johnson into the national team picture as well.

Last month, Klinsmann brought the U.S. to fourth place at the Copa America Centenario, a feat that shouldn’t go unnoticed given the strong field of competition.