It was sadly predictable, as we pessimistically called it when he was hired by Swansea City, but Bob Bradley’s tenure in charge of the Welsh club came to an end on Tuesday, having taken the Swans to two wins in 11 matches.
British fans will look back on Bradley’s tenure and laugh, Americans will think he didn’t get a fair shake (not even a transfer window!) and Swansea fans will be praying they don’t end up relegated this season. The world will keep turning.
Of course, the question is what will happen next in Bradley’s career. He was previously linked to possibly becoming Los Angeles Football Club’s first head coach, to help launch the MLS expansion club in their debut 2018 season. Could that happen now that his very short tenure in Swansea is over?
Good question, and the short answer right now is we don’t know. I have to imagine that if Bradley really was a serious candidate for LAFC, he remains in basically the same place in their minds even with the brief EPL bit. A few months vacation, before easing into the LAFC role with a fairly long run-up for a manager might be the perfect panacea after the bumpy Swansea stint.
But from Bradley’s perspective, does he want to return to MLS? He’s made no secret that he wanted to prove himself in European club soccer. With a very rocky spell at Swansea, he might be more motivated to stay the course, get another job in Europe, and leave the continent on his terms.
Either way, there has been a lot of chatter regarding Bradley’s newfound availability being a boon for LAFC. We’ll keep you posted if the chatter actually comes to pass.
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