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Bob Bradley named manager of Swansea City

Becoming the first American manager to coach in the Premier League

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After many years of waiting and hoping, Bob Bradley is finally getting his chance at the big time. The former U.S. men’s national team manager has been named the new boss of Swansea City in the Premier League.

Bradley, 58, becomes the first American manager ever to coach in the English top flight.

He replaces Francesco Guidolin who suffered a very poor run of results to begin this current season that currently has the club in 17th place in the table.

Bradley is coming off a season in which he joined Ligue 2 side Le Havre and came within one goal of getting them promoted to the French first division.

From Princeton all the way to the Premier League, Bob Bradley has had many stops along the way and has succeeded in pretty much all of them. He’s paved the way for American managers abroad and this move will certainly open the eyes of everyone in the world to what Yanks can do on the managerial front.

Not many saw this day coming anytime soon. Europeans don’t look upon American managers very fondly. Thankfully, the right place and the right situation at the right time has opened up this amazing opportunity for Bradley. Hopefully he does what he’s done his whole career and gets the job done.