Swansea City announced on Tuesday night that they parted company with manager Bob Bradley just 11 games into the American’s reign as boss.
The decision comes after a 4-1 Boxing Day hammering at home courtesy of West Ham United, a game that resulted in them now sitting four points adrift of safety, second bottom in the table.
It was the Swans’ third defeat in a row and one of seven suffered since Bradley took charge.
Despite a lack of time given to him by the club, Bradley is set to go down in history as one of the worst managers in Swansea City history, as shown by this stat from Opta.
The former United States national team boss had the worst Premier League winning percentage of any manager of the Welsh club, winning just 18% of his matches.
It was a dreadful start and with stakes higher than ever before in the Premier League, it seems Swansea still think they can bring someone in to help them stay up this season, with just over half of the campaign remaining.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 27, 2016
Since Brendan Rodgers left the club, Swansea have been unable to find a long-term steady hand that can take them to the next level. In fact, the managers have spent increasingly smaller amounts of time at the club, as this stat from Squawka shows.
Does that highlight poor overall decision making at the club? Should Bradley have been given more time, despite his terrible start?
It’s a tricky dilemma but what’s sure is that the next appointment by the club needs to be the right one or a trip back to the Championship is very much on the cards.
Swansea last 5 managers games in charge:
B. Rodgers (96)
M .Laudrup (84)
G. Monk (77)
F. Guidolin (25)
B. Bradley (11)
Diminishing returns pic.twitter.com/ehE6IIlQdU
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) December 27, 2016