Former All Whites coach Anthony Hudson on the move again

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Former head coach of the New Zealand national team Anthony Hudson has parted ways “by mutual consent” with Qatari club Al-Markhiya SC.

He leaves the Qatari Super Club less than halfway through a two-year contract which saw him change his role from head coach to technical adviser after only three league fixtures.

Al-Markhyla are now bottom of the 12-team competition, having won four of their 20 games in the 2023-24 season.

Hudson (43) is now free to speak to other clubs as he is deemed a free agent.

He has also been working as a pundit/analyst for ALKASS Sports and for beIN Sports football channels.

How Hudson was revealed as the new head coach of Al-Markhyla in mid-2023.

Doha-based Al-Markhyla provided Hudson with his second role 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.

He became the interim head coach of the United States side when Berhalter was suspended for an internal investigation but then left the role in June 2023 for the Qatar job.

In February 2024, Hudson was reportedly turned down for the vacant Republic of Ireland manager’s job.

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