Swansea City replace Francesco Guidolin with Bob Bradleyby Jack Kitson / 03 October 2016, 12:38
Swansea City have sacked head coach Francesco Guidolin and instantly replaced him with Bob Bradley.
Rumours have been rife that Guidolin was set to be sacked, and that has today (Monday) been the case, with the Italian becoming the first Premier League casualty of the season.
Swansea enjoyed a bright start to the campaign, beating new boys Burnley at Turf Moor. However, the Welsh outfit have since picked up just one point from their following six league games, with Saturday's defeat to Liverpool their fifth loss this term, leaving the struggling club down in 17th.
It's now up to new manager Bob Bradley to turn things around at the Liberty Stadium.
The American leaves his post in charge of French second-tier side Le Havre in order to take up his new position in the Premier League dugout - a division he's never managed in.
Bradley is best known for his tenure in charge of the United States, while he's previously managed Egypt, Stabaek and a few clubs in his homeland, including Chicago Fire.
The 58-year-old's first match in charge of Swansea is a daunting trip to the Emirates against an Arsenal side who have won their last five games on the spin, while his first home game is against Watford.