Monday, July 26, 2010
While rumors persist regarding the future of US national team coach Bob Bradley, legendary Manchester United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson has no doubt that the American boss would excel as a head man in Europe.

Ferguson expressed his admiration for the former Princteon coach, who has been linked with a move to English Premier League club Fulham in the wake of Roy Hodgson's departure for Liverpool, when asked as to whether or not Bradley could be successful as a coach in England.

The long-time United coach believes Bradley would not be intimated at all at the helm of the Cottagers.

"I know he has been linked with the Fulham job and I don't think it is beyond his boundaries at all," Ferguson told YA. "I think he is very capable of taking on a challenge like that."

The long-time coach of the Red Devils is gearing up his squad for yet another run at the EPL title and will be taking on the MLS All-Star squad in an exhibition on Wednesday night at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Ferguson watched from afar as the US team made its memorable run to the knockout round of the World Cup that included a hard-fought draw versus Fabio Capello's England in the opening match of the group stage.

The coaching job performed by Bradley drew plenty of accolades from Ferguson who wonders aloud as to why US Soccer have not wrapped up the former MetroStars coach to stay on for another World Cup cycle.

"I like Bob, I like his approach, I think he has a steely determination about him and he's got a lot of detail in his coaching," Ferguson said of Bradley. "I think he did a fantastic job [at the World Cup] and I am surprised the USA have not sprinted to his house and given him a new contract, I must say that."

Now entering his 24th season with United, Ferguson is seen as a senior statesman of all coaches not only for clubs in England, but for all of Europe.

He says he would absolutely welcome in the 52 year old American as one of his peers in the EPL and feels that Bradley would certainly be able to meet the rigors of coaching a top-flight club abroad should he not return to coach the US.

"He may want the challenge himself... I think what he has achieved with the USA has been very good," concluded Ferguson. "He is a young man and I don't think there is anything wrong with seeking a challenge in Europe or England for that matter.