Dave Sarachan’s run as United States men’s national team interim coach is going to last a bit longer.
The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Soccer Federation extended Sarachan’s contract, which would have run out at the end of the month, through the end of June.
Sarachan, who was previously Bruce Arena’s top assistant, took over the post following Arena’s resignation on the heels of a failed bid to this summer’s World Cup. Sarachan said he agreed to the contract extension about a month ago.
“It was something I wanted to do,” Sarachan told the Washington Post. “I knew what the games coming up were in May and June. They are important and, for me personally, to keep this thing going with the group would be important. And I think the Federation realized that as well.”
The USSF will likely begin a search for a full-time replacement until a general manager is hired.
Sarachan’s second game in charge comes next Tuesday when the United States hosts Paraguay in Cary, N.C. (7:30 pm ET; FS1, UniMás, UDN).