Sources have told ESPN that Henry is keen on the vacant U.S. men’s national team head coach position. The USMNT has been without a permanent coach since Gregg Berhalter’s contract expired at the end of 2022.

U.S. Soccer said this week that Berhalter remained a candidate to return to the position following an investigation into allegations of domestic violence against him.

Henry, who both played and coached in Major League Soccer, suggested last month that he was open to leading the U.S., which will co-host the 20226 World Cup alongside Canada and Mexico.

“Do I know the players? Yeah, I do know the players. Do I know the league? Yeah, I do know the league,” Henry, who coached CF Montreal during the 2020 season, told CBS.

“Would I want to be a manager at any level? Yes, of course. That is one of the things that I would like to do.”

American players celebrate win over Iran at the 2022 World Cup

France parted ways with Diacre just four months before the Women’s World Cup amid controversy over opposition from several leading players.

France captain Wendie Renard said last month she will skip this year’s World Cup because she’s unhappy with the team’s set up.