Who is Bob Bradley? All you need to know about new Swansea boss

3 Oct

2. He started his managerial career at the age of 22


Bradley’s route to becoming a top-flight manager was different to the norm in England after his playing career came to an end at the age of 22.

After graduating from the University of Princeton in 1980, he took control of the Ohio University team for two years before current LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena lured him to the University of Virginia as assistant manager.

He returned to Princeton as head coach in 1984 and was at the helm for 11 years with relative success before embarking on a professional career in management.

3. Bradley’s son Michael has already been in English football

The new Swansea manager’s son, Michael, has had a successful playing career where he is currently Toronto FC and United States captain.

The midfielder had a six-month loan spell at Aston Villa during the 2010-2011 season when he joined from German side Borussia Monchengladbach, but he failed to make the move permanent after only making four appearances in all competitions for the former Premier League club.

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