Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed the club replaced Francesco Guidolin with Bob Bradley because change was needed as soon as possible”.
“We are obviously disappointed to part company with Francesco,” said Jenkins in a statement. “We felt he deserved his opportunity after the work he did last season.
“Unfortunately we have not been able to carry performances over from last season and we felt we needed to change things as soon as possible in order to move forward in a positive way.
“We would like to thank Francesco and his staff for their services to the club and wish them well for the future.’’
On Bradley’s appointment he added: “We are delighted Bob has agreed to join us. He is highly regarded as a coach and has a wealth of experience on the international and domestic front.
“He is well aware of the club’s footballing philosophy and will provide us with strong leadership qualities and a renewed belief to compete at this level.
“It is never easy changing managers, but we are looking at a long-term appointment and we are confident Bob can settle us down and stabilise matters on and off the pitch.”