One of Swansea City’s majority shareholders, Jason Levien, has claimed responsibility for the managerial appointment of Bob Bradley.
Speaking at the Supporters’ Trust Fans Forum at the Liberty Stadium, Levien said:
We took that decision, I take responsibility for that. It was our first 60 days as owners.
There was an internal decision made that we were going to make a change, we acted decisively.
We saw that action play out, we worked closely with the manager and his staff. Once we realised another change was needed we acted. We made decisions we felt were in the best interests of the club.
As we all know, Bradley’s reign was short-lived, as he only managed 11 games in South Wales, recording just two victories in the process.
The Swans conceded an embarrassing amount of goals under the American coach, and a 4-1 defeat to West Ham on Boxing Day proved to be the last straw as he was eventually dismissed.
Paul Clement was then appointed Swansea manager and has since helped the club from rock-bottom of the league and at least competing for Premier League survival.
It’s interesting to see Levien taking responsibility of Bradley’s appointment – although a very bad move to begin with, at least we’re now getting some answers from the Americans.