Bob Bradley has indicated that he might be interested to replace Martin O’Neill at Aston Villa as he is eager to manage in Europe.

Bradley, who leaded the United States to the second round at the World Cup finals, is yet to commit his future to the national side.

After Martin O’Neill resigned from the manager’s post of Aston Villa on Monday with just five days to go before the start of the new season, Bob Bradley is considered as a possible replacement for Villa’s manager post.

USA will be facing off against Brazil in an international friendly this week, after which Bradley is expected to take a decision over his future with his contract due to run out in December.


“I have said over and over as well that I am always excited about new and different challenges. Certainly coaching in Europe at some point is something that I would love to do,” Bradley said.

“At the same time, I also consider it a challenge when you finish one [World Cup] cycle and begin the process of working on another one.

“From the time one World Cup ends, you begin to go through the process of assessing where you are. From the end of the World Cup, I have said the same thing: There would be a period when both sides would assess. I think that’s normal.

“I had a few discussions with U.S. Soccer. This fixture date comes at a tricky time and so we agreed it was most important to get on and prepare for this date and then we would have some discussions following this game.

“That’s where it stands. Other than that, there are different kinds of speculation on different days, so there is not much to be said until some more discussions take place.”

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