Swansea sack Bradley


December 28, 2016
AP Swansea City manager Bob Bradley.

SWANSEA, Wales (AP):

American coach Bob Bradley was fired as Swansea manager yesterday, less than three months after taking charge at the English Premier League club.

Swansea announced Bradley's departure a day after the team's 4-1 home loss to West Ham.

Bradley won two of his 11 games in charge after replacing Francesco Guidolin to become the first coach from the United States in England's top division.

Swansea are next to last in the standings, only above Hull on goal difference with nearly half the season gone.

short period

"We are sorry to lose Bob after such a short period of time," Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins said in a statement. "Unfortunately, things haven't worked out as planned and we felt we had to make the change with half the Premier League season remaining."

Bradley arrived at Liberty Stadium with a strong reputation after spells at clubs in Norway and France, as well as stints as coach of the US and Egypt national teams. But he couldn't halt Swansea's slide, with the team conceding 29 goals during his time in charge.

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