Gregg Berhalter has claimed that he wants to continue his role as head coach with the USMNT. The 49-year-old former player is currently under investigation for a domestic violence incident in 1991. Assistant Anthony Hudson has been given the reigns temporarily until U.S. Soccer makes a final decision on the position.

Berhalter spoke on the issue with the Harvard Business Review on Thursday. The coach stated that he is first and foremost sad for his wife. “I think the worst part of it for me is my heart aches for my wife, because it was her story to tell, if she chose to or not. It just really, really saddens me,” claimed Berhalter.

“But it’s moving forward and that’s the way we have to look at it together as a family. The family’s been amazing and has taken it one day at a time and moving forward.”

Berhalter wants to remain in role as head coach of the USMNT

Along with addressing the actual incident, Berhalter also spoke on his role with the USMNT. He went on to say that his initial goal was to alter how American soccer was viewed globaly. “When we started in 2018, we wanted to change the way the world views American soccer. I think when you ask around the world now about our team, the world sees us in a completely different light,” the coach claimed.

“But now it’s about being able to take that next step and that next step is doing something that no US team has ever done, and that’s get to the semi-finals and see what happens from there. There’s a lot of great challenges involved, and of course I’d like to continue in my role.”

US Soccer exploring options

Berhalter’s contract as head coach of the USMNT technically expired following the World Cup in Qatar. U.S. soccer is continuing their investigation into the aforementioned incident and will name a permanent head coach in the near future.

The Americans, under Berhalter, advanced through a fairly tough group stage at the tournament. They were, however, beaten thoroughly by the Netherlands in the knockout round.