Bob Bradley’s arrival in the Premier League brought hope to American soccer than managers from our circle would finally get a chance to show their talent in the biggest leagues in the world.
Unfortunately, after only 85 days, Bradley was fired by Swansea City after a bad run of matches leaving us to wonder how that could affect future American managers attempting to gain employment in a top league such as the Premier League.
NBC Sports’ experts weighed in on the matter:
Robbie Mustoe believes that Bradley’s short tenure and failure in the Premier League won’t matter as long as an American manager earns a spot in the future with good performances and a long track record. While he admits that it’ll be a long time before we see one in the Premier League again, he says that this fiasco shouldn’t affect future managers.
Meanwhile, Robbie Earle took a way more pessimistic approach saying that American soccer would be “tainted” because of Bradley’s stint in the league.
What do you think? Will another American manager get a chance in the Premier League anytime soon? Or will this firing end any hope of that happening? Let us know in the comments.