U.S. name German Vogts as technical advisor

Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:21am EDT
 
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(Reuters) - Former Germany coach Berti Vogts has been appointed as a technical advisor to the United States men's national team, U.S. Soccer said.

The 68-year-old Vogts assisted U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann at last year's World Cup in Brazil and has now been handed a permanent role with the team.

"We had a fantastic experience with Berti during the 2014 World Cup," Klinsmann said in a statement. "His knowledge and experience is a tremendous asset for us."

Klinsmann was the captain of Vogts's Germany team who won the 1996 European Championship.

Vogts played 96 times for his country and was a member of the West Germany side who won the 1974 World Cup.

He coached Germany from 1990-98 before spells in charge of the national teams of Kuwait, Scotland, Nigeria and Aszerbaijan.

(Writing by Ed Osmond in London; Editing by Frank Pingue)