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US hires formal Nigerian coach ahead of world cup



U.S. have hired former Germany coach and World Cup winner Berti Vogts as a special adviser until the World Cup in Brazil.
The move was described as one that would boost their chances of
getting through the group stage, the team said on Monday.
The U.S. has been drawn with Germany, Ghana and Portugal for
the preliminaries at the June 12 to July 13 finals.
Vogts, who won the trophy as a player in 1974 and coached Germany
and current U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann to their last
international title at Euro 1996, has also coached Nigeria.
He is currently the Azerbaijan national team coach.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Berti join us as an adviser,”
Klinsmann said in a statement.
“He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, both as a player
and a coach, and he knows what it takes to succeed at the highest
Vogts will help development of training plans, prepare scouting
reports and will travel to watch opponents in the run-up to the
Nicknamed ‘the terrier’ for his tough defending, Vogts was a stalwart
at Borussia Moenchengladbach FC for 15 years, and earned 96 caps
for Germany before going into coaching.
He coached Germany from 1990-1998 before taking on other national
teams with mixed success.

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