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United States boss Jurgen Klinsmann denies interest in England job

Jurgen Klinsmann was linked to a number of jobs this summer.

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has dismissed rumours suggesting he's interested in the now-vacant England job.

Sam Allardyce left his role as manager of the Three Lions just 67 days into the role after being targeted in a Daily Telegraph investigation into alleged corruption in English football.

Klinsmann had been linked to the position before Allardyce was hired but was never contacted by the FA, despite rumors to the contrary following Roy Hodgson's resignation following Euro 2016.

And the 52-year-old German dismissed any speculation on Wednesday, using his Twitter account to state his sole focus is on the U.S.'s upcoming round of World Cup qualifiers.

"No truth to the rumors regarding England. Our entire focus is on November 11 when Columbus will rock," Klinsmann said, in reference to the squad's hexagonal match against Mexico in the Ohio capital.

Klinsmann had been linked with several managerial posts over the summer, including those of English Premier League sides Everton and Southampton.

While Klinsmann himself stayed quiet with regard to those reports, a source close to the U.S. manager said there was no truth to them. 

The United States will play two international friendlies against Cuba and New Zealand on Oct. 7 and 11, respectively, before World Cup qualifiers with Mexico and Costa Rica in mid-November.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has also he would not have any interest in the role before his contract expires at the end of the season.

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