Weston McKechnie talks Greg Berhalter’s search for US management amid uncertainty… with new Leeds star claiming team doesn’t need a European coach to succeed as you are
Leeds United midfielder Weston McKechnie has said US Soccer is looking for a new manager as the organization continues to deal with the repercussions of the Greg Berhalter ‘blackmail’ scandal.
McKechnie said on ESPN’s Football Americas show that the World Cup group was pleased with their performance in Qatar and felt they had proven they could succeed under an American manager.
“For me, there’s not a lot of prejudice about whether you need to be an American coach or a European coach,” McKechnie said.
“Needless to say, I was doing well with Greg Berhalter as a coach, and it clicked and everyone connected well.
“We put in a performance at the World Cup that everyone was really happy with, so I hope that whatever decision is made, it will happen and the players will have some influence as well.”
Leeds United midfielder Weston McKechnie says the team doesn’t need a European manager
McKechnie said there was “no prejudice” in nationality and said the team had a successful performance under Greg Berhalter in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
McKechnie recently completed his move from Juventus to Leeds. There he joins USMNT his teammates Tyler his Adams and Brenden his Aaronson under the leadership of American manager Jesse Marsh.
US Soccer is still dealing with the aftermath of the Burhalter situation as the organization prepares to hire a new coach.
Sporting director Ernie Stewart has announced that he will resign to move to PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Brian McBride, the men’s national team general manager, also said he had no intention of returning to the team.
Both Ernie Stewart and Brian McBride to leave US soccer later this year
USSF President Cindy Parlow Cohn said Burhalter is still reviewing his previous job.
USSF President Cindy Parlow Cohn said Verhalter is still a candidate to return to his post, even though he was not offered an extension when his contract expired earlier in the year.
The organization plans to hire both a new head coach and a new sports director this summer.
Meanwhile, the USMNT has just completed its first set of games in the post-Burhalter era under the direction of interim coach Anthony Hudson.
The United States lost 2-1 to Serbia and drew 0-0 to Colombia in a friendly in the Los Angeles area.