Premier League strugglers Swansea City are looking for their third manager of the season after sacking Bob Bradley just 11 games into the job.
Bradley is the first American manager to be appointed in a major European league. He replaced Francesco Guidolin in October but have since just been able to win twice.
His final game was a 4-1 home thrashing by West Ham, leaving the Swans second from bottom in the table.
Swansea City chairman, Huw Jenkins released a statement saying:
”We are sorry to lose Bob after such a short period of time. Unfortunately things haven’t worked out as planned and we felt we had to make the change with half the Premier League season remaining.”
”With the club going through such a tough time, we have to try and find the answers to get ourselves out of trouble. Personally, I have nothing but praise for Bob. He is a good man; a good person who gave everything to the job. His work-rate is phenomenal and we wish him well for the future.”
Following the announcement of his sacking, Bob Bradley spoke to NBC Sports saying:
”I knew exactly what I was getting into when I came to Swansea and realised the hardest part was always going to be getting points in the short run.”
”But I believe in myself and I believe in going for it. That’s what I’ve always told my players. Football can be cruel and to have a chance you have to be strong,” he added.
”I wish Swansea the best and look forward to my next challenge.”
Bob Bradley previously managed the US national team at the 2010 World Cup. He also coached Egypt before stints in Norway and France with Stabaek and Le Havre.
He left the French second division side to take the Swansea job having narrowly missed out on promotion to the top division last season.
Swansea City’s next match is a relegation scrap against Bournemouth at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.