United States boss Bruce Arena confident he 'can coach anywhere'

United States coach Bruce Arena believes he "can coach anywhere" and told Goal his countryman Bob Bradley was in a "no-win situation" before he was sacked by Swansea City.

The Premier League club, owned by Americans Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, fired Bradley in December, less than three months after hiring him.

Bradley said last year he feared his departure could damage the future prospects of Americans managing abroad, but Arena remains confident in his ability.

"I think I can coach anywhere," Arena said. "I think every situation you go into takes a little bit of time, and you've got to get adjusted to it. But I've met the top coaches in the world -- you can do it. Every situation is different."

Arena said Bradley was not entering a good situation at Swansea, who were already facing the prospect of relegation when he came aboard.

"When you look at Bob Bradley at Swansea, that might have been a no-win situation, and probably due to ownership more than anything. He was kind of set up, in some ways, to fail.

"Everyone has to be in the right position. Look at David Moyes, an incredibly good coach. All those good years at Preston North End and Everton, then you go to Man U, now that's a tough job. Am I saying I'm qualified to coach at Man U? That's a whole different animal.

"It's made it tough on [Moyes'] career and he's had some challenging times over the last five, six years at different clubs."

Arena, now in his second stint as U.S. coach, has experience coaching stars like David Beckham and Robbie Keane with the LA Galaxy.

But he believes the global perception of American soccer still hinders opportunities for both players and coaches from the U.S.

"I think, unfortunately, there's still the notion that Americans can't play, and Americans can't coach in our game," he said.