Swansea City hires Bob Bradley

Swansea City hires Bob Bradley


Swansea City hires Bob Bradley


Bob Bradley is heading to the Premier League.

Swansea City announced on Monday that the club has hired the former U.S. Men’s National Team coach as its new manager. The move ends the tenure of Francesco Guidolin while also seeing Bradley depart French club Le Havre in his second season in charge.

With his hiring, Bradley becomes the first American coach to manage in the Premier League.

“We are delighted Bob has agreed to join us,” said Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins. “He is highly regarded as a coach and has a wealth of experience on the international and domestic front.  He is well aware of the club’s footballing philosophy and will provide us with strong leadership qualities and a renewed belief to compete at this level.

It is never easy changing managers, but we are looking at a long-term appointment and we are confident Bob can settle us down and stabilize matters on and off the pitch.”

The move comes following several reports linking Bradley to the club, who was taken over by American ownership earlier this year. Among those involved in the ownership group is Landon Donovan, who played under Bradley with the USMNT.

Bradley joins Swansea after most recently taking charge of Ligue 2 side Le Havre. Prior to his stint in France, Bradley managed the Egyptian national team before leading Norwegian side Stabaek to a Europa League berth.

Following a 2-1 loss to Liverpool over the weekend, Swansea City currently sits 17th in the Premier League with four points through seven games. The Swans’ next match comes on Oct. 15 against Arsenal.

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