Former head-coach of the USA national team, Bob Bradley, has been forced to part ways with Swansea City but a few weeks after first taking charge down at the Liberty Stadium. The task was always something uphill battle for the American tactician, as the Swans continue to disappoint among the English top-flight.
Like Francesco Guidolin, Garry Monk and Michael Laudrup before him – Bradley has been issued the cold shoulder from the Swansea City hierarchy, who must now replace the 58-year-old manager in the race to guarantee Premier League survival.
Although Bob Bradley didn’t exactly cover himself in glory down at the Liberty Stadium…
Bob Bradley didn't get it done. There are reasons, but there are always reasons. It's not about fair. Life isn't fair and soccer isn't fair.
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) 27 December 2016
…the Swansea City job was arguably always something of a poisoned chalice for the former USA boss…
Feel sorry for Bob Bradley. Not really sure what he was meant to do. Inherited another manager's players and never got a transfer window.
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) 27 December 2016
Perhaps the Swans chairmen should have opted against taking the plunge on Bradley in the first place…
Bob Bradley: 85 days and 11 games at Swansea. Nothing on his cv to equip him for a Premier League relegation battle. Owners' fault, not his.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) 27 December 2016
…there are others managers available of course…
Bob Bradley gone. Swansea really could have used Sam Allardyce but Palace beat them to it. Perhaps they'll go for Pardew?
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) 27 December 2016
…even if Bob Bradley possibly deserved more of a chance to prove himself among the English game…
Sad to hear Bob Bradley has been fired as @SwansOfficial manager. His squad inadequate & wasn't given a transfer window. Shocking decision
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) 27 December 2016
But whilst several Premier League onlookers seemingly feel sorry for the recently departed Swansea manager…
Feel a bit sorry for #BobBradley. Results have been poor but he's no mug. Has been patronised since day one for being American.
— Dan Williamson (@winkveron) 28 December 2016
…Swansea City ultimately had to take action sooner rather than later in the eyes of many…
— George Shaw (@321GEO) 28 December 2016