We’re still trying to figure out why the Swansea City board decided that Bob Bradley was the best man for the job following the sacking of Francesco Guidolin.
Granted, his CV can hardly be matched by many in terms of experience of working in other countries.
But having never managed in England before, let alone the Premier League, it’s his inexperience of this division which has made him the clear favourite at 2/7 in the top-flight Sack Race.
Having oversaw just two wins in the 11 games he’s been in charge for, the former USA boss in now the shortest price he’s ever been in this market.
It’s not just the defeats which have frustrated fans though – they’ve had some tough games in that time – it’s the manner in which their side has crumbled.
They’re the first side in the division to concede 40 goals this season, and a staggering 29 of those have come since Bradley took over, shipping in three or more in eight of his 11 games.
The 58-year-old has said himself that yesterday’s match and the upcoming Bournemouth game may be pivotal for his chances of keeping his job. They lost the first of those fixtures 4-1 at home to a West Ham side that previously hadn’t scored more than two goals in a league game this campaign.
.While teams around them continue to pick up crucial points, the Swans are struggling to keep up and already find themselves four points off safety.
As things stand, that gap looks set to only stretch over the coming weeks.
But what must be done to change the Welsh outfit’s fortunes?
Is it all the manager’s fault, or do the players have to take some of the blame?
If it’s the former, then the board should look at bringing a new face in, someone with experience in this situation. And the latest odds suggest that may well happen very soon.
Beat the Cherries on New Year’s Eve and Bradley might buy himself a few more weeks in charge. However, defeat to Eddie Howe’s men will almost certainly signal the end of his time in charge of the Swans.
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