Soccer-Bayern Munich and former coach Klinsmann settle contract

BERLIN, July 30 - Bayern Munich on Thursday
reached a settlement with former coach Juergen Klinsmann to end
his contract after he was sacked in April.

Klinsmann, who surprisingly joined Bayern in 2008, was given
a two-year deal until 2010 but was axed five matches before the
end of his first season.

"Bayern and Klinsmann have mutually agreed today to
immediately end the contract running to June 30, 2010," said the
club on their website www.fcbayern.de.

Both sides had agreed to keep details private, Bayern said.

A string of disappointing results that left Bayern with no
silverware last season led to the former Germany coach's

Jupp Heynckes took over for the remainder of the season,
guiding them to second place and a spot in this year's Champions

Klinsmann has not been linked with any other Bundesliga club
though some media reports have hinted the former Tottenham
Hotspur striker could return to the Premier League.
(Writing by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Alison Wildey

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