Bob Bradley has admitted he would be keen to coach in Europe after he was installed as the favourite to become Aston Villa’s new manager.
Martin O’Neill quit as Villa boss on Monday and the club’s American owner, Randy Lerner, is now searching for a replacement with compatriot, and current USA coach, Bradley the leading contender.
“I have said over and over as well that I am always excited about new and different challenges,” said Bradley.
“Certainly coaching in Europe at some point is something that I would love to do.
“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.”
Bradley was also recently mooted as a contender for the Fulham job, but he says he didn’t speak to anyone from the club.
He added: “People spoke to Fulham on my behalf. I did not actually speak to anyone at Fulham.”
Talks have also taken place regarding an extension with the US national team and Bradley expects to hold further discussions after this week’s friendly international against Brazil.
“I think some general starting points were laid out and I think it was agreed at that time that with this game coming up so quickly that it just made sense to use the starting points,” he added.
“Both sides, you know, could think a little bit about what was laid on the table and then we could pick up following the game.”