Swansea City have sacked manager Bob Bradley, just 85 days after the American took charge of the Premier League club.
The 58-year-old, who had managed the United States of America and Egypt during previous roles, leaves the Swans four points adrift of safety after just 11 games at the Liberty Stadium.
Bradley replaced Francesco Guidolin at the Welsh outfit on October 3, 2015, with the side only above the bottom three on goal difference.
But it seems Boxing Day’s 4-1 defeat to West Ham United in the top-flight was the final straw for the Swansea board, meaning Alan Curtis and Paul Williams will take temporary charge of the team, starting with their New Year’s Eve clash against AFC Bournemouth.
Turning to Twitter, some suggested the American never deserved the job in the first place…
#BobBradley maybe giggs should have had the job in the first place? Seems pointless sacking someone after 11 games!
— scotty (@scottabot83) December 27, 2016
— ‘The Gitman’ (@chrisgitser) December 27, 2016
Despite the Swans’ poor run of form, many felt Bradley deserved to stay in charge until after the forthcoming January transfer window…
Feel sorry for Bob Bradley. Not really sure what he was meant to do. Inherited another manager’s players and never got a transfer window.
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) December 27, 2016
What impact was Bob Bradley suppose to do in just 11 games. Disgraceful decision to sack him and not give him the transfer window #swans
— Conte’s Son (@MagisticalConte) December 27, 2016
Bummed for Bob Bradley. To bad it didn’t work nor able to at least get to the transfer window to affect that joke of a squad @SwansOfficial
— Shannon Matthews (@shanmatt72) December 27, 2016
Some pointed the finger at Swansea’s board, rather than Bradley himself…
— MalcBowman (@skinttyke) December 27, 2016
Haha Bob Bradley has been sacked what a joke Swansea are appointing him in the first place
— Michael Byrne (@MichaelByrne_7) December 27, 2016
Bob Bradley: 85 days and 11 games at Swansea. Nothing on his cv to equip him for a Premier League relegation battle. Owners’ fault, not his.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) December 27, 2016
Twenty-sixteen (2016) has just been a catastrophic year…
First David Bowie, then Carrie Fisher and now Bob Bradley. What an awful year 2016 has been.
— Dan (@WestHamLad) December 27, 2016
— monty (@MontasirEl) December 27, 2016
Meanwhile one user made it very clear that they weren’t a fan of Ian Holloway at Queens Park Rangers…
Bob Bradley to QPR, please and thank you.
— Nincompoop (@R1ZN1C) December 27, 2016