World Soccer Reader has learned that United States manager Bob Bradley will not stay on as manager for the next World Cup cycle. According a source, Bradley will not continue as manager of the US national team into the next World Cup cycle. We have also heard that Bradley’s departure could be revealed at a press conference as early as this week.
Bradley led the United States to a second round exit after a 2-1 extra time loss to Ghana. Contract negotiations with the United States Soccer Federation had been suspended till after the US-Brazil friendly.
Bradley had been linked with the Fulham job before Mark Hughes got the job, and has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the vacancies at both Aston Villa and D.C. United.
Bradley took over as interim manager following a disappointing US 2006 World Cup performance, and was named manager on December 8th, 2006 after contract negotiations with Jurgen Klinsmann broke down.
Klinsmann is the favorite to lead the US during the next World Cup cycle, having already been pursued by the USSF following the 2006 World Cup. Others mentioned as candidates include domestic coaches Dominic Kinnear and Sigi Schmid.