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Ex-US boss Bob Bradley takes over Swansea City

The Welsh club wielded the axe on Franceso Guidolin today after much speculation.

Bradley when in charge of Egypt in 2013.
Bradley when in charge of Egypt in 2013.
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FORMER UNITED STATES Men’s National Team coach Bob Bradley has been installed as the new Swansea City manager, replacing Franceso Guidolin.

The Italian has been ousted by the club after a disappointing start to the season which has seen the Welsh club claim just four points from seven games, culminating in Saturday’s 2 – 1 home loss to Liverpool.

Ryan Giggs was linked heavily with the job in recent weeks, but the Swans have instead turned to Bradley, who will leave Ligue 2′s Le Havre after tonight’s meeting with Sochaux tonight to take over the Premier League’s fourth-from-bottom club.

Bradley’s first game in charge will be away to Arsenal on 15 October.

“We are obviously disappointed to part company with Francesco,” says Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins.

“We felt he deserved his opportunity after the work he did last season. Unfortunately we have not been able to carry performances over from last season and we felt we needed to change things as soon as possible in order to move forward in a positive way.”

Jenkins moved to thank Guidolin and his backroom team of  Diego Bortoluzzi, Gabrielle Ambrosetti and Claudio Bordon who have also departed.

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