USA coach Bob Bradley has signed an extension to his contract with the US Soccer Federation which would appear to end any prospect of him succeeding Martin O'Neill as manager of Aston Villa.
The 52-year-old has agreed a new deal which runs until the end of 2014 after reports circulated that Villa's American owner Randy Lerner could be prepared to offer him the chance to manage in the Premier League.
A statement on ussoccer.com read: "US Soccer has agreed to a contract extension with US men's national team head coach Bob Bradley. The agreement with Bradley, who guided the US team to numerous achievements including finishing in first place in their group at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ for the first time in 80 years, will keep him at the helm through the end of 2014."
Bradley's men were knocked out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in the Round of 16 by Ghana. He led the team to the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup and to the final of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa, where the team lost to Brazil.
Just over a week ago Bradley told BBC Radio Five Live: "I'd be honoured to have a conversation with Randy Lerner. I've had no contact with him. There have been talks with my representatives to find out the situation."