Former All Whites coach Anthony Hudson quits interim job with US team

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Former All Whites coach Anthony Hudson has resigned as the interim head coach of the United States national team only days after the national body appointed him for at least five more international games.

Reports say Hudson (42) has landed a role with a club in the Persian Gulf and has already been replaced as the coach in charge of the United States national team.

Hudson has been the interim head coach since January 4, following the expiration of coach Gregg Berhalter’s contract, and was contracted until August 1.

Newly-appointed US Soccer Federation sporting director Matt Crocker has replaced Hudson with B.J.Callaghan, a member of the national team’s coaching staff.

In a statement released by USSF, Hudson said:

“I would like to thank U.S. Soccer for the opportunity to be part of such a great team of players and staff.

“It’s been an honour to represent the national team and one that I have truly valued and enjoyed. The group is in good hands with B.J., and I’m excited to watch and support the team as it continues to grow and reach the heights we all know they are capable of.”

Hudson-coached teams have won two games, drawn twice and lost once.

The US national body last week announced Hudson would stay in his temporary role for the CONCACAF Nations League semi-finals and final (June 15-18) and for the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament (June 24 — July 16).

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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