Former Swansea boss Bob Bradley named first manager of Los Angeles FC

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 28 July 2017, 10:17

Bob Bradley has returned to the managerial arena with the newest MLS franchise Los Angeles FC, seven months after losing his job at Swansea.

Back in October Bradley became the first American to manage in the Premier League after replacing Francesco Guidolin at Swansea. However, the former United States boss infamously lasted only 11 games in the dugout, winning just twice, as he was sent packing after just 85 days.

Not only was Bradley the first of his countrymen to manage in the Premier League, but he’s also taken charge of not one but two different countries - USA and Egypt - along with spells in France, Norway, and the MLS.

But, after taking some time out of the game, Bradley has burst back into the managerial arena across the pond with Los Angeles FC, who will make their eagerly anticipated debut next year.

The club are led by a 27 person ownership group, which includes actor Will Ferrell, basketball legend Magic Johnson and former Cardiff City chairman Vincent Tan.

Bradley will start from scratch at the ambitious new outfit as he prepares for the 2018 MLS season, which kicks off in March. The 59-year-old is certainly exciting about the challenge that lies ahead, telling the LA Times:

“I’ve had a chance to get a feel for the people at LAFC, the vision, the momentum that they’ve built out of the gate before they even start to play. And so the opportunity to now build a team that has a real identity, that connects with the city and the diversity and the energy, these are football things that are exciting to me.”


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