Former national coach Klinsmann becomes new RTL expert - sport

  • Jürgen Klinsmann follows as TV expert in the football broadcasts from RTL to Jens Lehmann.
  • In his new job, Klinsmann becomes the first critic of his former co-coach and successor Joachim Löw.

The former national coach Jürgen Klinsmann is the new TV expert in the football broadcasts of RTL. The 54-year-old will replace former national goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, who is now co-coach at FC Augsburg. Klinsmann is to come this year in at least seven of the ten internationals of the national team to use, said the station on Wednesday on its Internet platform rtl.de.

In his new job, Klinsmann becomes the first critic of his former co-coach and successor. Joachim Löw was Klinsmann's assistant in his time as national coach from 2004 to 2006. After the third place at the home World Cup took over Löw Klinsmanns job.

"It's great to have Jürgen Klinsmann in the transition phase of German football on the RTL team," said RTL Sports Director Manfred Loppe. "His voice has a tremendous weight, his critical opinion is in demand, his clear attitude very much appreciated."

Klinsmann's first appearance is on March 20th

Already at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the former World and European champion worked for RTL. Last year, the former US selection coach was at the World Cup in Russia for the BBC in use.

"I am very happy to be able to work for RTL again after a long break", Klinsmann is quoted on the TV homepage. "The time for my entry is extremely exciting after the messed up World Cup in Russia and the descent in the Nations League, because we all expect to see a turnaround and a change of course."

RTL is broadcasting all matches of the German national team this year. These include the eight qualifiers for the European Championship 2020 and two friendlies. Klinsmann will perform his first RTL appearance this year alongside host Florian König on March 20 at the game against Serbia in Wolfsburg.

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