Los Angeles Football Club has, according to reports, hired former USMNT manager Bob Bradley as head coach. Sources have confirmed the report to Ives Galarcep at Goal.com and to Sports Illustrated’s Brian Straus.
LAFC has been teasing some sort of big announcement for the past couple days, and it appears that will be the announcement of Bradley as the franchise’s first ever head coach. Bradley makes his return to MLS after over a decade, having last coached in MLS for Chivas USA (RIP) in 2006.
Following that, Bradley also served as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team from 2006-11, where he led the U.S. to a 2007 Gold Cup win over Mexico, and won the group at the 2010 World Cup, falling to Ghana in the knockout round.
Since coaching the USMNT, Bradley was head coach of the Egyptian national team from 2011-13, and Stabæk in Norway from 2014-15. His next stop was La Havre from 2015-2016, before landing with the Premier League’s Swansea City from October to December 2016.
We’ll have to wait for confirmation on this from the club, but considering the sources, this looks like a good bet to be true. If it is, expect plenty more content from us on the news.
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