Jenkins hails Bradley appointment

Jenkins hails Bradley appointment

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says Bob Bradley is the man to take the club forward after the American replaced Francesco Guidolin.

An American consortium led by Stephen Kaplan and Jason Levien took over in July, inheriting Guidolin as manager, but after a six-match winless run, the Italian has been replaced by former United States boss Bradley.

Bradley becomes Swansea's fourth boss in the space of a year, but Jenkins believes they have got it right this time as they look for someone to steady the ship.

Jenkins said on the club's official website: "It is never easy changing managers, but we are looking at a long-term appointment and we are confident Bob can settle us down and stabilise matters on and off the pitch.

"We are obviously disappointed to part company with Francesco. We felt he deserved his opportunity after the work he did last season.

"Unfortunately we have not been able to carry performances over from last season and we felt we needed to change things as soon as possible in order to move forward in a positive way.

"We would like to thank Francesco and his staff for their services to the club and wish them well for the future."

Jenkins also spoke of Bradley's pedigree.

"We are delighted Bob has agreed to join us," he added. "He is highly regarded as a coach and has a wealth of experience on the international and domestic front.

"He is well aware of the club's footballing philosophy and will provide us with strong leadership qualities and a renewed belief to compete at this level."

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