9 Jul 2014

All Whites chasing young Englishman

1:15 pm on 9 July 2014

Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper is reporting that New Zealand Football is chasing Englishman Anthony Hudson as the new All Whites coach.

All Whites captain Winston Reid.

All Whites captain Winston Reid. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

33-year-old Hudson is currently in charge of the Bahrain national team and is building a growing reputation in the Middle East as one of the youngest bosses in world football.

The Mirror says New Zealand Football has approached the Bahrain FA for permission to speak to Hudson about him taking charge.

Former West Ham trainee Hudson, the son of former Chelsea star Alan, became the youngest coach to take the FIFA Pro Licence.

New Zealand Football isn't commenting on the report, but did say they expected to make an appointment this month.

The All Whites have been without a permanent coach since Ricki Herbert stood down last year.