Bob Bradley could be new Aston Villa boss

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Bob Bradley has emerged as one of the favourites to succeed Martin O'Neill as Aston Villa boss with the American confirming that he would be keen to coach in Europe.

Villa owner Randy Lerner is desperate to bring in a new manager as soon as possible after O'Neill decided to resign just five days before the start of the new Premier League season.

Current USA boss Bradley guided his country to the last 16 of the World Cup where they were edged out by Ghana and has a wealth of experience.

He is currently preparing for his team for this week's friendly international against Brazil, and revealed:"I've said over and over that I'm always excited about new and different challenges.

"Certainly coaching in Europe at some point is something that I'd love to do.

"At the same time, I also consider it a challenge when you finish one (World Cup) cycle and begin the process of working on another one. From the time one World Cup ends, you begin to go through the process of assessing where you are."

Bradley, who was linked with the manager's job at Fulham before the Cottagers appointed Mark Hughes, added: "People spoke to Fulham on my behalf. I did not actually speak to anyone at Fulham."

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