Monday 16 January 2017

Bradley handed Swansea reins as Villa axe Di Matteo

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Published 04/10/2016 | 02:30

Swansea appoint Bob Bradley Le Havre's head coach. Photo: Getty
Swansea appoint Bob Bradley Le Havre's head coach. Photo: Getty

Bob Bradley will become the first American to manage a Premier League team after Swansea City hired the 58-year-old to replace Italian Francesco Guidolin.

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Guidolin's future has been in doubt after a poor start to the season which continued on Saturday with a 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool that left Swansea fourth bottom of the table.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa are weighing up a move for Steve Bruce as they begin their search for a new manager after the dismissal of Roberto di Matteo yesterday.

Bruce is understood to be keen on the challenge of reviving Villa, despite his past history with bitter rivals Birmingham City. The 55-year-old is high on the list of candidates to take charge at the club who are preparing their final shortlist of replacements this week.

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