Swansea sack Francesco Guidolin as manager, hire Bob Bradley

Swansea City manager, Francesco Guidolin has been sacked and replaced with former USA manager Bob Bradley.

The Walsh outfit has not won any match in the Premier League this season and currently occupies the 17th position in the table.

Bradley, who has also managed Egypt and Norwegian side Stabaek, leaves French second-tier team Le Havre to succeed Guidolin, who was appointed in January.

Former Manchester United captain, Ryan Giggs was also tipped as possible replacement.

The 58-year-old Bradley will take over a Swansea side who have lost their past three league matches and find themselves above the relegation zone only on goal difference.

Guidolin has been under intense pressure which was worsened by Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool and his sack was announced on his 61st birthday on Monday.

Also shown the club’s exit door were three members of his backroom staff, Diego Bortoluzzi, Gabrielle Ambrosetti, Claudio Bordon.

Chairman of the club, Huw Jenkins said he was “disappointed” to sack Guidolin but added that the club “needed to change things as soon as possible in order to move forward in a positive way.”

He added that the American is seen as a “long-term appointment” meant to “stabilise matters on and off the pitch.”

“He is highly regarded as a coach and has a wealth of experience on the international and domestic front,” added Jenkins.

“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.”

After the international break, Bradley’s first match in charge will be at Arsenal on 15th October.


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