Bradley to stay on as US coach for 2014 World Cup

Updated: Aug 31, 2010, 08:58 AM IST

New York: Bob Bradley has agreed to stay on as United States coach for another four years to include the 2014 World Cup, US Soccer said on Monday.

The 52-year-old, who steered the US to the second round at this year`s World Cup finals in South Africa, will retain the job until the end of 2014 after agreeing to a four-year contract extension.

Monday`s announcement puts an end to the widespread rumours linking Bradley with the vacant position at English Premier League club Aston Villa.

Prior to Brazil`s 2-0 win over the US in a friendly earlier this month, Bradley said he would love the challenge of coaching in Europe but also said leading the U.S towards the 2014 World Cup would be a challenge.

Over the last four years, the US have won 38 games and lost 20 out of a total of 66 under Bradley, whose current contract was to expire at the end of December.

Bureau Report