Former All Whites coach Anthony Hudson lands two-year deal with Qatari club

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Former head coach of the New Zealand national team Anthony Hudson has signed a two-year deal to coach Qatari club Al-Markhiya SC.

Hudson (42) quit as the interim manager of the United States national side in late May 2023, before the end of his contract which was due to finish on August 1.

Main photo: Hudson’s new club unveiled him as their new head coach with this photo on the club’s Twitter account.

Hudson’s new club play in the top-tier Qatar Stars League after winning promotion in 2022 as champions of the Qatari second division.

Doha-based Al-Markhyla finished last season in 7th place and start their new season on August 17.

It’s the second time Hudson has worked in the Middle East, having spent three years coaching the Bahrain national team and its U-23s between 2011 and 2014.

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 Gregg Berhalter with the full squad in 2021.

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