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It's fair to say Bob Bradley's departure from Swansea City was the most predictable managerial sacking of the season so far, but the American is far from happy about the way he was treated at the Liberty Stadium.
In fairness to the former US national team manager, he inherited a struggling side who needed a lot of work and some serious investment. Bradley wasn't even given until January to put his stamp on the Swans and was instead fired after just 85 days and 11 games in charge.
Swansea City can confirm that the club has parted company with manager Bob Bradley. Full story to follow. pic.twitter.com/jMJ8wkUvgh- Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) December 27, 2016
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) December 27, 2016
Bradley has since appeared on talkSPORT to discuss his departure from the Welsh outfit, where his initial hiring was unpopular due to the fact many Swans' fans believed he was only brought on board due to the fact he shared the same nationality as the club's new owners.
The former Le Havre and Egypt manager did not hold back when venting his disappointment with the way his dismissal came about:
"I'm a little bit pissed off this morning. I don't think it's the correct decision. I believe in my work and I certainly knew that I was going into a difficult situation and I also understand that when you go in the clock's already ticking, so it's not like you're expecting all sorts of time.
85 days- Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) December 27, 2016
Swansea City sack Bob Bradley and the American Dream dies at the Liberty Stadium. pic.twitter.com/uRyqoz3uN3
"The discussions we had always included the work that needed to be done in January - we had talked about players. I'm frustrated because I feel like every place I've been, I've been able to put my stamp on the team in terms of the mentality and the tactics."
"I knew when I came that I had to prove myself and I'm disappointed that in the short run we couldn't do that, but it's football and I don't make excuses."
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) December 27, 2016
#Swans were already in trouble after awful window & poor start but nothing on Bob Bradley's CV suggested he was right man to turn it around.- John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) December 26, 2016
Bradley won just two of his 11 games in charge, with Swansea shipping 29 goals during his short spell. Ryan Giggs, Harry Redknapp, Roy Hodgson and the recently unemployed Alan Pardew are all among the frontrunners to replace the CONCACAF Gold Cup winning coach at the Liberty Stadium.
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