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Swansea sack manager Bob Bradley

AAP logoAAP 27/12/2016

Swansea have sacked manager Bob Bradley after just 11 games in charge.

Bradley, the first American to manage in the Premier League, was appointed at the start of October, but he won only two games and Swansea are only above bottom-placed Hull on goal difference following their 4-1 Boxing Day home defeat to West Ham.

The 58-year-old took training on Tuesday morning, but his departure was confirmed in a club statement.

"We are sorry to lose Bob after such a short period of time,'' Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said.

"Unfortunately things haven't worked out as planned and we felt we had to make the change with half the Premier League season remaining."

Bradley arrived at Liberty Stadium with a strong reputation after spells at clubs in Norway and France, as well as stints as coach of the US and Egypt national teams but he couldn't halt Swansea's slide, with the team conceding 29 goals during his time in charge.

Assistant coaches Paul Williams and Alan Curtis will take charge of the team while Swansea, which is owned by American businessmen Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, begins the search for its fifth full-time manager in less than three years.

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