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Insider Notes: Swansea City, LAFC show interest in hiring Bob Bradley

Bob Bradley has met with Swansea's chairman and is also drawing interest from MLS expansion club LAFC.

A source close to Swansea City confirmed a BBC report that club chairman Huw Jenkins met with former U.S. men's national team Bob Bradley recently to discuss Swansea.

The club is also meeting with Ryan Giggs and one or two other potential manager candidates, according to the Swansea source, who added the club is doing due diligence on its managerial position, currently held by Francesco Guidolin. It's obviously not a great sign for Guidolin, whose club is 1-4-1 and sits in 17th place in the Premier League, that these meetings are taking place. As for Bradley, no American has been a head coach in the Premier League's history, and landing at Swansea would break that glass ceiling. 

Swansea isn't the only side interested in Bradley. Multiple sources say that MLS expansion club LAFC has significant interest in hiring him as its first head coach ahead of the team’s 2018 inaugural season.

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LAFC head of soccer operations John Thorrington knows Bradley, having gotten three of his four U.S. caps when Bradley was in charge. Bradley has previous experience in L.A., having coached Chivas USA in 2006. He also coached at D.C. United, the Chicago Fire and New York/New Jersey MetroStars before embarking on his time with the U.S.

Bradley is currently with Le Havre in the French second division following stints with the Egypt national team and Norwegian club Stabaek.

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