Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, Bob Bradley has discussed the speculation linking him with the vacant Sunderland role, whilst also calling the Liverpool job his dream.
Bradley said: “Liverpool is a kind of job that would be a dream job for all coaches. But I’m also realistic. It’s hard to get a chance at that level without having such a name. In a club like Sunderland there are more chances, but there are many managers who are ready when such a job is vacant. But I am also confident. I believe in myself as a coach. I know that I can walk into any situation and give everything I have.”
Bradley is in the running to take charge of Sunderland now that the Black Cats are searching for a new head coach, following the departure of Dick Advocaat.
Currently working with Norwegian side Stabaek, Bradley - formerly in charge of the USA international side - has taken the team from the brink of relegation to potential title contenders.
He has shown he is capable of saving a team from relegation and then rebuilding them into a force, and this is the kind of manager that Sunderland should be looking to hire.
However, it is a different Premier League job which truly excites Bradley, with the current Liverpool vacancy his dream appointment. Clearly he is far from having the reputation to take that role, and Jurgen Klopp looks to be set to be appointed head coach at Anfield, but moving to Sunderland could be the first step in his career as a two flight manager in English football.
If he moves to Sunderland are starts to rebuild the side into a force, it could be that Bradley soon works his way into a potential candidate to take charge at Anfield in the coming years.