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Bradley had no contact from Villa over managerial vacancy

USA boss Bob Bradley has confirmed he would be very interested in the Aston Villa job - but he has not had any contact from the club. Bradley told Sky Sports News HD: "There has not been any contact. I think everyone knows that for the moment Kevin MacDonald is the caretaker manager and I think the first step is for a decision to be made with him. He's a good man."

Asked if it is a job which interests him, Bradley replied: "Most definitely. I think the possibility of working in the Premiership at some point would be a goal, for sure.

"(I am) someone who has put the years in and my experiences in the US and with our national team have been great. With all the travels I've had a great opportunity to be in England, see what goes on at different clubs, be at matches and I'm a huge fan of the Premiership."

He added: "I've had a chance to be around some different clubs and I've seen the way things go and it's the best league in the world, so it would be a goal.

"Aston Villa is a tremendous club, they have such a strong following and so that would be a club that I think anybody would have an interest to be involved with."

Bradley added he would love to have a discussion and hear more if Randy Lerner was to contact him.

"I think Aston Villa has done a very good job in terms of just handling the situation and I think as a manager the first thing you always want to have is respect for other managers.

"And so I know the reputation that Kevin MacDonald has within the club and, as I said earlier, first things first, the decision is in terms of his future."

As for the moment, Bradley remains contracted to US Soccer.

"The contract runs through the end of the year and it was always agreed following the World Cup both sides would take the time to assess the situation," he said.

"There will be further discussions with US Soccer and we'll see what the future holds.

"Like so many others, I will continue to see what opportunities are out there.

"I feel I have the ability to work in Europe and it's something I'd like to do in my career. I'm excited about that possibility whenever it comes and wherever it comes."

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