BREAKING NEWS
Highlanders beat Hurricanes to win Super Rugby title ... Read more
Close

Anthony Hudson to be unveiled as NZ coach

SAM WORTHINGTON
Last updated 23:08 03/08/2014
Anthony Hudson
Reuters
READY TO ROLL: Ex-Bahrain coach Anthony Hudson.

Relevant offers

Football

Nathan Burns' departure inevitable but will aid recruitment, says coach Ernie Merrick Chelsea sign Radamel Falcao on one-year loan from Monaco UEFA eases restrictions on Manchester City, PSG New Zealand beat Solomon Islands 2-0 in first hit out at Pacific Games in PNG Fifa referee instructor Bennett a guru of the game Referees pulled from Nelson division one football following abuse on social media United States steps up heat on Fifa as it moves to extradite seven officials England's worst World Cup moments Japan into women's World Cup final after England's injury-time own goal heartache Oly Whites ready to battle heat in Papua New Guinea against Solomon Islands

New Zealand Football will unveil Anthony Hudson as the new All Whites coach on Tuesday.

NZF tonight announced that it would introduce Ricki Herbert's successor at a press conference in Auckland at 11am.

Hudson, 33, is that man after the Englishman resigned as coach of Bahrain.

Hudson's first assignment with the All Whites will be during the September 1-9 Fifa window.

The All Whites are booked in for a training camp at Qatar's cutting edge Aspire Academy ahead of the September 8 friendly against Uzbekistan in Tashkent.

Hudson has sounded out Herbert's assistant, Neil Emblen, and the pair are set to hold talks in Auckland about a potential combination.

Hudson emerged as NZF's preferred candidate from a shortlist also comprising Australians Frank Farina and Gary van Egmond. The son of former Chelsea star Alan, he is one of the world's youngest national team coaches and holds a UEFA Pro Licence.

He coached Bahrain to four wins, five draws and three losses since gaining a promotion to the senior side last August.

Hudson's coaching inspirations are Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho and Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa and he spent time learning from both men last year.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content