Jurgen Klinsmann replaced Bob Bradley as the U.S. Men's National Team coach in July 2011, the day before his 47th birthday.
He came with a big reputation, having scored goals for Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Tottenham, Monaco, Stuttgart -- and the German national team.
Under Klinsmann and assistant Joachim Low, second from left, Germany enjoyed a successful World Cup on home soil in 2006, too, reaching the semifinals.
But Klinsmann, who would go on to become Bayern Munich's manager, was heavily criticized by Germany defender Philipp Lahm.
Klinsmann didn't last one season at Bayern, and was fired in April 2009 and replaced by Jupp Heynckes. Here Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (left) addresses the media with club manager Uli Hoeness and fellow executive Karl Hopfner (right).
Klinsmann hasn't been given an easy ride by the U.S. media. A 2013 story citing unnamed people connected to the U.S. team came down harshly on the 1990 World Cup winner.
In his biggest call yet, Klinsmann omitted U.S. record goalscorer Landon Donovan from his 2014 World Cup squad.
With Klinsmann at the helm, however, the U.S. achieved historic wins against Mexico and, pictured here, Italy in pre-tournament matches. The USMNT reached the second round of Brazil 2014, before suffering extra-time elimination at the hands of Belgium.
The German was all smiles after leading the U.S. to the semifinals of the 2016 Copa America on home soil, before losing to Argentina.