19:10 27th December 2016
. . . search begins for a new manager
Swansea City can confirm that the club has parted company with manager Bob Bradley.
The departure comes after the disappointing 4-1 Boxing Day defeat to West Ham at the Liberty Stadium.
“We are sorry to lose Bob after such a short period of time,’’ confirmed Swans chairman Huw Jenkins. “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.’’
Bradley had 11 games at the helm after replacing Francesco Guidolin on October 3.
But with the Swans currently in the relegation zone with 12 points, the club felt it needed a change after Bradley picked up just two wins and two draws during his stint in charge, with 29 goals conceded along the way.
Having worked in American club football as well as in Norway and France, Bradley arrived with a wealth of experience in the game.
He spent five years as the United States’ national boss, winning the CONCACAF Cup in 2007, while he also led them to the 2010 World Cup last 16.
Another international job followed with Egypt, while at club level he has managed American sides Chicago Fire, Metrostars and Chivas USA along with Norwegian outfit Stabaek. He joined the Swans from Le Havre in France.
Swansea City would like to thank Bob for his tireless efforts and wish him well for the future.
The club will update supporters on the search for a new manager in due course.
First team coaches Paul Williams and Alan Curtis will take charge in the short term.