Former Bayern Munich footballer Landon Donovan has had his say on the recent appointment of Julian Nagelsmann as the new manager of the German Bundesliga giants. Nagelsmann was appointed as the new manager of the club after Hansi Flick announced that he would no longer be continuing his managerial carer with the Bavarians. Flick, in his announcement, revealed that he would love to take on a new challenge by becoming the new manager of the German national team as a replacement for his compatriot Joachim Löw who announced his own departure from the job.
The United States Men’s National Team legend Landon Donovan has recently held an interview where he was asked a couple of questions, including who his favorite Bayern Munich player is. Although not a lot of people would remember his time at the Allianz Arena, but Donovan was a Bayern Munich player between the January and March months of 2009.
United States of America legend Landon Donovan has revealed his affection for Merseyside giants Everton whom he spent two successful loan spells with while he was still a professional football player. He sat down with the official website of Everton to talk about his love for the club and other footballing matters some weeks ago. Landon Donovan said that he would run through a wall for anyone at the club before adding that he will always cherish being a blue.
Landon Donovan is currently the recipient of three positions at a newly formed club in the second division of club football in the United States of America. San Diego Loyal are in the United States League (USL) Championship and Landon Donovan is the owner, manager and executive vice president of soccer at the club. Landon Donovan spent his first loan spell at Everton in 2010 before returning for another loan spell two years later. He was at Major League Soccer (MLS) giants LA Galaxy when he signed on loan for the Toffees twice. He follows Everton keenly and the American would have been impressed by the performance of the club in the Premier League this season as they chase down a Champions League spot at the end of the campaign.
Landon Donovan is a name that Everton fans will be familiar with so well, as the American great was sat down and interviewed by evertonfc.com where he was asked some questions to mark the Thanksgiving in the United States on Thursday.
The interview focused on Donovan’s playing stints at Goodison Park, a club he said he can do anything for – or in his words, would run through walls for.
38-year-old Landon Donavan made his return to professional football this year. He joined the San Diego Loyal as a coach before the corona virus pandemic curtailed the United Soccer League.
One of the most successful players in the history of American football, Donavan took up coaching assignments at the start of this year in the second tier of the USL championship.
United state footballers normally are not the first people to jump at any opportunity to ply their trade away from home. This has resulted in very few American football stars making a huge impact on the biggest leagues in the world.
Despite this fact, there are still a decent amount of US internationals who have decided to make the jump and made a solid impact on their respective leagues.
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Landon Donovan might have retired from the field but he has taken on the coaching and mentoring stance as he is currently involved with the national team of U-16s of the US. The team is on a training camp for five days and one of the special members is Landon who is acting as a coach of East squad. The camp brings about 59 players from the main regions of US soccer spanning west, central and east. They are playing the youth squads as well as intra-squad games.
Donovan is a celebrity here, more so after the MLS MVP award was named in his honor. He has about 136 assists and 144 goals for his playing career. He was also associated with the San Jose earthquake team and with Galaxy. As per his position with the national team of US men, he stood second on the caps list of all time that included 157 players. He tied in position with Dempsey when it came to goals and behind the achievements of Cobi Jones. He has since then dabbled in coaching for the youth as he led the homegrown team of MLS in the years 2015, 2016.
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USA legend Landon Donovan is football royalty with his achievements during his club and national team career. The 36-year-old made a surprise decision to play indoor football with the San Diego Sockers of the MASL in January and had a successful stint with the club.