USMNT interim manager Anthony Hudson attracts international interest

Anthony Hudson could soon leave the USMNT
Anthony Hudson could soon leave the USMNT / PATRICK T. FALLON/GettyImages

United States men’s national team interim manager Anthony Hudson could soon leave the position after attracting international interest. 

Sources close to 90min confirm Hudson has been approached by the Oman Football Association with the proposition of taking their head coach job, while Iran continues to show interest as well. 

Hudson first joined US Soccer in January 2020, serving as head coach of the Under-20 side before becoming an assistant to Gregg Berhalter in 2021. The Englishman formed part of the USMNT coaching staff at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, gaining valuable experience.

In January 2023, Sporting Director Earnie Stewart appointed Hudson as interim head coach of the senior team, hastily replacing Berhalter. The news came after U.S. Soccer confirmed the launch of an independent investigation into an allegation against the former manager on December 11, 2022.

“Obviously there’s been some changes. My focus is just to keep preparing the team for as long as I'm asked to do it," Hudson said in January.


“I wasn't really expecting any of this, how this has evolved. But my focus is purely on, when we get back, I'm going to focus on the next window. And if I'm still asked to do the one after that, I'm going to prepare for that one. And I'll continue doing all I can. This is a really, really special team. I know how important this national team is and I want to do all I can to make sure it's in a good place for whoever comes in, whenever that is.”

The 41-year-old led the first training camp of the 2026 World Cup cycle, and two successful friendlies against Colombia and Serbia. Hudson’s instant connection with the team, and a need for restructure within the American organization, cemented his place as interim manager.

But as international football associations take note of Hudson, US Soccer will soon need to find a replacement. The organization is currently without a Sporting Director and search committee, leaving the USMNT in danger as the Gold Cup and other CONCACAF tournaments quickly approach.