When news broken that Jurgen Klinsmann had been fired, people started to look everywhere for his potential replacement. But apparently there's someone already in line for the position, and it's also someone that's already familiar with the Stars and Stripes.
As revealed by a source with knowledge of the situation, current Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena is set to be announced as the USMNT interim manager, but there's no clarification on whether he will remain with the team for the rest of the World Cup Qualifiers.
Klinsmann fired. Source: Bruce Arena set to take over. Could be announced as soon as tomorrow.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) November 21, 2016
It was also revealed that Arena could be announced as soon as Tuesday.
If anything, this is a smart move for the future of the team. Arena has done the job before, he knows what it takes to win on the international stage, and he's familiar with the players and the process. He knows how to get things done, and that's crucial considering the situation the USMNT is.
All signs point towards Arena becoming the next USMNT manager. Will that be enough to turn the team's dismal scenario in the Road to Russia 2018? It remains to be seen, but there's no question he was the best option available.