By DAN KARELL
Bob Bradley might not be out of a job for long.
According to a report in The Province in Vancouver, the former U.S. Men’s National Team and long-time Major League Soccer head coach is on the Vancouver Whitecaps’ shortlist for their open head coach position. Bradley recently finished his tenure with the Egyptian national team, winning seven out of eight qualifying matches but failing to advance to the 2014 World Cup.
The report states that Bradley interviewed with the Whitecaps last weekend and that the club is considering Bradley along with popular former midfielder and current assistant coach Carl Robinson, U.S. Under-17 manager Richie Williams, and former Montreal Impact head coach Jesse Marsch.
The Whitecaps parted ways with head coach Martin Rennie on Oct. 29 after two seasons on the job.
Prior to coaching in Egypt, Bradley guided the USMNT to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, a Gold Cup title in 2007, second-place finishes at the 2009 and 2011 Gold Cups, and memorably, the 2009 Confederations Cup. Before taking the USMNT reigns, Bradley was a highly successful coach in MLS, winning a title with the Chicago Fire in their inaugural season in 1998 and winning two U.S. Open Cups with the same club in 1998 and 2000.
The Province hints that it may take a salary nearing $1 million per year to lure Bradley back to MLS, as the Princeton University alum has his eyes on a dream head coaching position in Europe.
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