Eddie Johnson Backs Bob Bradley to Manage Fulham

The American, back from a season-long loan at FC Aris, believes the current USA manager has what it takes to succeed in the EPL.

Another American could soon join the ranks at Fulham, but this time, instead of a player, it might just be a manager.

USA manager Bob Bradley has been linked with the position, which was vacated when Roy Hodgson took over at Liverpool earlier this month.

The odds-makers' favorite had been former England and Mexico boss Sven-Goran Eriksson, but the Swede distanced himself from the position earlier this week when he revealed he was interested in staying on at his current position- managing the national side of Ivory Coast.

That could pave the way for Bradley to step in. if he does get the position, Bradley would join fellow Americans Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson at the London club.

Though Johnson was omitted from Bradley's USA World Cup squad, he is still backing his past and potentially future manager for the Fulham gig:

"Bob could do a good job at Fulham," Johnson said. "He's a very similar manager to Roy. He plays attractive football but also organizes his team in a defined shape that is hard to play against. They are similar in a lot of ways. The training sessions are very similar.”

Johnson is back at Fulham after a loan stint in Greece at FC Aris and is hoping to break into the first team with the Cottagers this season. He scored a goal in Fulham's first pre-season match against Brentford earlier this week.

Reports suggested that along with Eriksson, Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld was a member of a three-man shortlist for the Fulham position, with Bradley rounding out the trio.

Bradley has not yet engaged in talks about renewing his contract as manager of the USA since returning from South Africa, where he led his side to a round of 16 appearance. His contract is currently set to expire at the end of 2010.

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