USA coach Klinsmann enjoyed time with Bolton’s Coyle

Juergen Klinsmann said it was nice to meet with another manager to discuss certain aspects of football.

Juergen Klinsmann said it was nice to meet with another manager to discuss certain aspects of football.

The USA national team boss was a guest of English Premier League club Bolton Wanderers last week when he went to make a personal check on midfielder Stuart Holden, who is returning from injury, and he was happy with how the meeting with Trotters boss Owen Coyle, whom he played against in his Tottenham days, panned out.

"I seem to remember meeting Owen Coyle (former Bolton player) on the field maybe 20 or 25 years ago! But joking aside, this was the first chance I had to have a proper chat with him. He's a very enjoyable person to be around,” said Klinsmann to Bolton’s official website.

"When you get a chance to pick another manager's brain it's always a great opportunity. We talked at length, and his passion for the game is brilliant.

"We're trying to get the national team to play more games here in Europe. I'm here in England for a couple more days now, catching up with a few more international players and building relationships with the clubs.

"At the end of the day a national team is benefitting from the work that is being done at the clubs. If a club manager is doing a great job, then it's great for a national team manager."

 

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