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Amid a new wave of questionable reports claiming U.S. national team manager Bob Bradley has resigned and is set to be named manager of Aston Villa, Bradley's agent has emerged to shoot down the latest round of rumors.
"All these reports that are coming out saying Bob is quitting (as U.S. national team head coach) are absolutely false," said Ron Waxman, Bradley's New York-based agent.
"Not sure where this stuff comes from but none of it is true."
Internet reports began circulating on Wednesday claiming that Bradley had already quit or was on the verge of quitting or being fired as U.S. coach, but U.S. Soccer sources tell SBI that no decision has been made yet. Bradley remains under contract with the U.S. national team until the end of 2010 and the sides are still in discussions over a new contract.
Could Bradley ultimately wind up being replaced as national team manager? Yes, but no decisions have been made by either side yet. As for the Aston Villa job, sources tell SBI that Villa has yet to speak to new candidates for the position as the club prepares for the start of the season on Saturday.
In short, Bradley is still the U.S. national team head coach.