Swansea City head coach Bob Bradley’s future is currently hanging on by a thread, with the club set to make a decision in the next 48 hours.
According to the Daily Mail, the powers that be at the Welsh club are ready to cut the American loose after less than three months on the job, but are also reluctant due to the very same reason: he would be their second managerial firing in a single season.
Results haven’t gone Swansea’s way at all this season, and the sacking of Francesco Guidolin in October was supposed to stop the rot. Things haven’t changed much, however. The new manager hasn’t been able to turn things around, and has only managed to accrue eight points from his 11 games in charge.
The 4-1 drubbing at the hands of West Ham on Boxing Day was thought to be the last straw, yet the club are exercising a bit of patience. Fans, though, have lost it, and are calling for the manager’s head.
26 – Since Bob Bradley took charge of his first Swansea game, the Swans have conceded more goals than any other Premier League side. Leaky.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2016
Having watched their club concede 19 goals in the last six games, the agitation level is quite high amongst the support and it’s totally understandable.
The Swans will face Bournemouth on Saturday, and Bradley has admitted that the upcoming match could not be bigger. He also knows that discussions over his future are being had.
If he does not make it to the Bournemouth game, we could see a quick return to management for Alan Pardew. The manager was recently sacked from Crystal Palace, and is out of a job.
However, Jurgen Klinnsman is the bookies’ favourite, with Ryan Giggs and Chris Coleman following closely behind.