Former Scotland manager Berti Vogts has been appointed as a technical advisor to the United States national team.

The 68-year-old won the 1974 World Cup with West Germany as a player and as coach guided the united Germany the Euro 96 title.

Vogts has also been in charge of Bayer Leverkusen, Kuwait, Nigeria and, until last year, Azerbaijan.

As the US's technical advisor, Vogts will oversee the development of players in Europe, working with US Under-23 coach Andreas Herzog and Matthias Hamann on scouting, building and improving club relationships, and identifying talent, ussoccer announced in a statement.

US coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who was captain of the Germany side which won the European Championship under Vogts 19 years ago, said: "We had a fantastic experience with Berti during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

"His knowledge and experience is a tremendous asset for us. With Andi Herzog having a big focus on qualifying the U-23 team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Berti will make an even more important contribution."