U.S. says Bob Bradley hasn't resigned

Updated: August 25, 2010, 12:08 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

Bob Bradley has not resigned his position as coach of the U.S. men's national team, and is scheduled to resume talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation "in the near future," according to a federation spokesman.

Numerous reports out of the United Kingdom said Bradley was quitting his post as U.S. coach to take the reins of English Premier League team Aston Villa, whose previous manager, Martin O'Neill, resigned Monday.

But USSF spokesman Neil Buethe said, "The reports that Bob Bradley has resigned are not true."

Buethe added that USSF president Sunil Gulati and secretary general Dan Flynn might meet with Bradley as soon as next week to discuss his future.

Bradley's agent, Ron Waxman, reiterated the USSF's denial, although he refused to comment further when asked if there had been any contact with Aston Villa.

Bradley's contract with the USSF expires in December, and his name has been linked with a few coaching vacancies since leading the U.S. to the second round of the World Cup in South Africa. Most recently, he was linked with the managerial job at EPL team Fulham, one that eventually went to Mark Hughes.

Bradley previously has managed MLS teams Chicago Fire, the New York MetroStars, and Chivas USA.

Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPNsoccernet.

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