About

Bahrain National Team Manager

 

Anthony Hudson is currently the head coach of the senior men’s national team of Bahrain. At the age of 32 Hudson was appointed the senior job after a successful time as U23 boss. He took over from Argentinian Gabriel Calderon, ex coach of Saudi Arabia and Oman and ex World Cup player.

In February 2014, after a successful period with the National Team, Hudson was offered a new contract to keep him in Bahrain until 2016.

 

 

Qualifications

UEFA Pro License (English FA)

UEFA ‘A’ License (English FA)

USSF ‘B’ License (USA)

Free Flow Coaching License

LMA School of Management Course

Speaks English and Spanish

Over 30 Published Coaching Articles

 

 

Honors – Bahrain National Team

2014 – West Asian Championship – Bronze Medal

2013 – Qualification for Asian Cup 2015 (Without losing game/finished top of group)

2013 – Gulf Cup Champions – Gold Medal

2012 – Gulf Cup Finalists – Silver Medal

 

 

After taking charge of the Senior National Team he lead Bahrain to qualification for the 2015 Asian Cup, remaining unbeaten along the way and finishing top of the group. Soon after he guided the National team to their highest ever finish at the 2014 West Asian Championship held in Qatar. They beat Kuwait in the final game to earn the bronze medal. Since Hudson took charge of the National Team, there Fifa rankings have improved.

 

Hudson made history for Bahrain by winning their first ever Gulf Confederations Cup, beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in the 2013 final. Bahrain were unbeaten in the tournament, scoring the most amount of goals and conceding the least, overcoming tournament favourites UAE and Saudi Arabia. Prior to this achievement he lead the U22s to the final of the 2012 Gulf Cup tournament in Qatar, eventually losing to Saudi Arabia in the final. Earning a 2nd place finish at the time was the highest Bahrain have ever finished in their history at this level in the Gulf. This record was then broken the following year by Hudson. The same year he completed his UEFA Pro License, becoming one of the youngest to have achieved the highest coaching award in the game.

 

At the age of 27, he was appointed as manager of Real Maryland FC, in the United States 2nd Division. He took over a team at the foot of the table and reached the 2008 Play Offs, gaining nomination for Coach of the Year along the way. At the age of 30 Anthony Hudson was appointed manager of Newport County AFC after joining from Tottenham Hotspur.

 

Study/Coaching Visits:

Marcelo Bielsa/Atheltic Club de Bilbao, River Plate, Manchester Utd, Real Madrid, FC Twente, Barcelona, Ajax, Sporting de Gijon, Everton, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, West Brom, Bolton, Stoke City, West Ham, Reading, Swansea, Fulham, Hull City, Portsmouth, Cardiff City, DC United, Colorado Rapids, Seattle Sounders, including League 1 and 2 Clubs…