Former All Whites coach Anthony Hudson ‘attracting international interest’

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Former All Whites head coach Anthony Hudson could soon leave his role as interim coach of the United States national team after attracting international interest, according to a report.

The 90min website says:

“Sources close to 90min confirm Hudson has been approached by the Oman Football Association with the proposition of taking their head coach job, while Iran continues to show interest as well.”

Hudson (41) has been in temporary charge of the US team while US Soccer awaits the results of an independent investigation into an allegation against former manager Gregg Berhalter.

Berhalter stood down in December after publicity broke about an historic assault involving him and his girlfriend, who he later married.

Hudson had been Berhalter’s assistant since 2021, and after serving as head coach of the national U-20 side.

In January, Hudson said: “My focus is just to keep preparing the team for as long as I’m asked to do it

“I wasn’t really expecting any of this, how this has evolved. But my focus is purely on, when we get back, I’m going to focus on the next window. And if I’m still asked to do the one after that, I’m going to prepare for that one.

“And I’ll continue doing all I can. This is a really, really special team. I know how important this national team is and I want to do all I can to make sure it’s in a good place for whoever comes in, whenever that is.”

So far, Hudson has overseen a training camp for the national squad and he coached the team for their friendlies against Colombia and Serbia in the last international window.

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Hudson was the head coach of the New Zealand national team from 2014-2017.

After a spell managing MLS side Colorado Rapids, he became the United States U-20 head coach in 2020 and then became an assistant to Berhalter with the full squad in 2021.

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