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​US women's striker Wambach would axe men's team boss Klinsmann!

Record-breaking United States striker Abby Wambach said she "would definitely fire" US men's team boss Jurgen Klinsmann as she retired from football.

The 35-year-old, who has scored 184 goals in 255 matches, played in her last game as the US lost 1-0 to China.

"He hasn't really focused, I feel, enough attention on the youth programmes," said Wambach.

"Although he says he has, I don't think that he has. I don't think Jurgen and this litmus test on him has worked."

Wambach said Klinsmann had concentrated on recruiting the likes of German-born Jermaine Jones and Fabian Johnson rather than developing home-grown talent.

"I would definitely fire Jurgen. The way that he has brought in a bunch of these foreign guys is not something I believe in wholeheartedly," she added on the Bill Simmons Podcast.

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