Sven quashes Portsmouth rumours
However, the Swede denied reports suggesting he was to quit South America and return to English shores with either Portsmouth or Chelsea, who have since appointed Dutchman Guus Hiddink until the end of the season.
"I always said I have contract until 2010, after the World Cup. In football, you never know what will happen but I have a contract," he said. "I have always said that Mexico will be in South Africa.
"It's very important to start winning but I don't think that my future depends on getting a good result [against the USA]. Life will go on. If we lose, we will have nine more games to qualify to the World Cup. But I repeat, I'm not thinking about a defeat.
"Myself and the team are only focused on what's going to happen tomorrow. But it's not bad to be linked with such good jobs. It's worse that they would never mention my name. So that's okay."
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