Report: Swansea City chairman meets with Bob Bradley amid rumors of looming coaching change


Bob Bradley’s Le Havre is currently battling for promotion to Ligue 1, but the former U.S. Men’s National Team coach is now being linked with a move to the English Premier League.

BBC Wales reported on Tuesday that Bradley met with Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins as pressure continues to mount on incumbent manager Francesco Guidolin. Entering this weekend’s clash with Liverpool, Swansea currently sits 17th in the Premier League with just four points through six games.

Bradley reportedly met with Jenkins at Bristol Airport, but Swansea has yet to make an official decision on if there will be an imminent coaching change. Joining Bradley among Swansea’s reported candidates is former Welsh international Ryan Giggs.

Swansea City was bought by  an American consortium led by Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan back in July. Joining the duo among the club’s ownership group is Landon Donovan, who played for Bradley during the manager’s tenure with the U.S. Men’s National Team.

Bradley and Le Havre return to action on Monday for a league clash with Sochaux.

  • Anthony

    If I was a British coach, I would be annoyed. Why not give a British manager who is coaching in the Championship or League 1 or serving as an assistant IN THEIR OWN league instead of a guy who has his team in 7th in the FRENCH 2nd Division a year after he couldn’t get them promoted.


    • Ronniet

      This is nothing new, it happens in every league around the World, fair or unfair. The same line of questioning can be asked of Minnesota United and their recent hiring of Gerard “Tata” Martino, who it can be argued took away a managing position from an american coach who deserves a chance!

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    • byrdman

      Were you bothered that Owen Coyle got the Houston job a few years ago? He took a premiership team to the dregs of the Championship. At least Bob has had success with the USMNT

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    • Ronniet

      and to be fair to Bradley, i believe he came into the French Ligue 2 after the season had already begun so you could say he didn’t have the necessary time to implement his style to get Le Havre promoted last term.


      • Gary Page

        And, they were only one goal short in the promotion race at the end. They were tied on points, but lost on goal differential by one.


    • Allouez86

      Bob came to Le Harve after the season started so it may be slightly unfair to knock him for not gaining promotion last season and this season is still so young so a lot could change. Would love to see him in the premier league but I’m not holding my breath.


    • johnnyrazor

      Burnley, Middlesboro,Spurs, West Brom, Stoke. West Ham and Palace have mostly British owners and Everton and Hull (currently for sale) are owned by dual citizens. Newcastle and Norwich who just went down are British owned as well. I know you were joking, but I was curious.


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