New Swansea City manager Bob Bradley has stated that his appointment could be a big an important moment for US soccer.
The former USA national team manager was appointed as Swansea boss in place of Francesco Guidolin.
The Swans have made a slow start to the season and currently find themselves in 17th position with just four points in seven games. Bradley is the first American to manage in the Premier League.
“In this moment the opportunity to go to the Premiership on many levels is special,” Bradley was quoted as saying by Eurosport.
“I am sorry to leave, especially at this moment, but it’s still an opportunity for me, for my family and for American football. That’s important.”
“In a perfect world I would go right to the end with this team just like last year. But football does not control timing.”
Bradley departed the Ligue 2 French side Le Havre in order to put pen-to-paper on a new deal with Swansea. The former Egypt national team manager will take his first training session at Swansea on Wednesday.
Bradley’s first game in charge will be against an in-form Arsenal. The Gunners have recorded four wins in their last four Premier League games and are unbeaten in their last nine fixtures.
Meanwhile, Swansea have lost their last four games in a row.