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Bob Bradley Linked to Swansea City

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Former USMNT manager Bob Bradley linked with Swansea City job

Swansea, United Kingdom – Former U.S. Men’s National Team manager Bob Bradley has reportedly met with Swansea City chairman to replace Francesco Guidolin, BBC Wales Sports reports.

The 58-year-old met with Swans’ chairman Huw Jenkins and has joined the former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs in the list of potential successors to Guidolin.

The coach has been extremely impressive at second division French club Le Havre, nearly guiding them to promotion last season, and now a job in Wales may be in his future.

Back in June, Jason Levien — managing general owner of D.C. United — and Steve Kaplan — executive vice-chairman of the Memphis Grizzlies — completed the American takeover of the Welsh club, so it would make some sense that the ex-USA coach is linked to the club.

The Welsh club have not won in the league since the opening day of the season, have collected one point from their past five games and are one place above the relegation zone.

Bradley spent five years in charge of the US national side, leading them to the 2009 Confederations Cup final in South Africa, where they were beaten by Brazil.

If Bradley does get hired, he would be the first American to manager a Premier League club.