Swansea fire coach Guidolin, appoint Bob Bradley
London, Oct 3 (IANS) English football club Swansea City on Monday announced that Italian coach Francesco Guidolin has been fired and replaced with former United States tactician Bob Bradley.
The decision was made after the Swans won only one English Premier League match this season, drew in another, and suffered five losses under the Italian’s command, and now find themselves in 17th position with just four points, reports Efe.
In a statement posted on its official website, the club said: “Swansea City can confirm that the club has parted company with manager Francesco Guidolin. He will be replaced by former USA national team manager Bob Bradley with the club having agreed his release from French club Le Havre after their fixture with Sochaux tonight.”
Bradley, who has also managed Egypt and Norwegian side Stabaek, will leave French second-tier team Le Havre to succeed Guidolin, who was appointed head coach last January.
The 58-year-old American led the United States to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2007, and was the finalist in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Bradley’s first match in charge will be against Arsenal on October 15 after the international break.