Berti Vogts Appointed New Technical Director for the USMNT


Staff Writer

The United States Soccer Federation announced on Thursday that former German National team manager Berti Vogts has been appointed Technical Advisor to the Men’s National Team.

Vogts was brought on as an advisor for the 2014 World Cup, but was under contract with the Azerbaijan federation to manage their national team until the end of last year.

“We had a fantastic experience with Berti during the 2014 FIFA World Cup,” said manager Jurgen Klinsmann. “His knowledge and experience is a tremendous asset for us. With Andi Herzog having a big focus on qualifying the U-23 team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Berti will make an even more important contribution.”

Vogts role as Technical Director will focus on developing, scouting and building relationships with potential players in Europe. In addition, he will also be a big part of the USSF technical development and coaching education.

The United States’ new Technical Advisor brings invaluable experience to the program. As the manager of Germany, he led them to the 1996 European Championship that was captained by Jurgen Klinsmann. Also during his tenure, Germany placed second at the 1992 European Championship, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 1994 and 1998.

Berti Vogts was also a remarkable player. The defensive midfielder tallied 96 caps for the German national team, including 19 during three World Cups. The most memorable of the was the 1974 World Cup final, where the Germans emerged victorious. Vogts would later captain the side from 1977-1979.

Prior to his role with the United States, Vogts managed the national teams of Scotland, Nigeria, and Azerbaijan.

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  • Sammy

    The German revolution continues….

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