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04th Jan 2017

Bob Bradley had an excellent reply when asked about his nickname at Swansea

He's still not happy about being sacked...

Robert Redmond

Bob Bradley didn’t walk away from Swansea City quietly.

Bradley lasted just 11 games and 85 days with the Welsh side.

The 1-4 defeat to West Ham United on December 26 proved to be the final straw for Swansea’s owners, and the American was sacked with the team in 19th position in the Premier League.

Despite his poor record at the club, you wouldn’t expect Bradley to be happy to be sacked. And he certainly wasn’t.

“”I’m a little bit pissed off this morning,” Bradley told talkSPORT the day after he was sacked.

“I don’t think it’s the correct decision.

“I believe in my work and I certainly knew that I was going into a difficult situation and I also understand that when you go in the clock’s already ticking, so it’s not like you’re expecting all sorts of time.”

Bradley then gave an interview to ESPN and he was, you guessed it, still not happy about the decision by Swansea’s owners.

“They lost their nerve. They reacted to the fans and didn’t have the strength to see it through,” the former United States national team manager said.

“I’m disappointed that somehow, when a few games go against you, all of a sudden all of those discussions and all of the ideas of what it was going to take to turn this around got pushed aside.”

Bradley has since given another interview, to The Times, and, that’s right, he’s still a bit pissed off about the whole situation.

He has, however, debunked a story that spread in the aftermath of his sacking.

According to The Daily Mail, Bradley was given the nickname “Ronald Reagan” by the Swansea players and staff.

Bradley was named after the 40th President of the United States because he was “was old-fashioned in his approach on the training ground.”

However, the American has dismissed the story, saying:

“Trust me on this. Not one of those players knows who Ronald Reagan is.”

Bradley didn’t seem impressed with the players at the club.

“I think in the last 18 months or so, as different players have left, the club hasn’t been able to replace some players with others at the same level,” the 58-year-old said.

“When a team goes through a tough period, you need people you can count on, people who are strong, people who will stand up for the team. It takes that kind of strength to get back on track.”