Bob Bradley hired as the first manager of Los Angeles FC

  • Bob Bradley hired as the first manager of Los Angeles FC

Bob Bradley hired as the first manager of Los Angeles FC

Bob Bradley has returned to the managerial arena with the newest MLS franchise Los Angeles FC, seven months after losing his job at Swansea. The club is expected to start announcing signings later this year, perhaps in August.

Swansea then beat relegation-bound Sunderland but a 4-1 home defeat to West Ham in December led to Bradley's exit and the hiring of Paul Clement, who rescued a 15th-placed finish. It was a frustrating setback for an American coach who'd blazed a unique trail following the 2010 World Cup, from Egypt to Norway to France and then onto the Premier League.

They won just two of the former United States of America and Egypt manager's 11 games in charge. The 59-year-old left the club for the USA national team in 2006, a position he held until 2011, then he was appointed to manage Egypt's National football team from 2011 to 2013.

The team broke the news with video of Bradley in black and gold Los Angeles gear. The club's technical side is run now by former MLS, English Championship and U.S. national team midfielder John Thorrington.

Bradley began his coaching career in the early 1980s, leading the Ohio University Bobcats.

He joined the Chicago Fire in 1998 and won MLS Coach of the Year for guiding the team to the MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup in the team's inaugural season. He is also no stranger to Major League Soccerm having coached the then-expansion Chicago Fire to a league championship in the team's first season.

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