Gurpreet Sandhu's former coach Bob Bradley becomes Swansea manager

Kolkata, Oct 4: When football coach Bob Bradley became first head coach of an English Premier League side, replacing sacked Francesco Guidolin at Swansea City, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, India's No.1 goalkeeper, was a happy man. [Swansea City sack manager Francesco Guidolin]

After all, it was under Bradley that Sandhu scripted history by becoming the first Indian footballer to play for a top-tier European club at Norwegian club Stabaek FC against IL Runar last year in April.

Bob Bradley (left) and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Image courtesy: Gurpreet Sandhu Twitter handle)

Bradley joined Stabaek FC in January 2014 helping the club qualify for the Europa league in 2015.

"I think he is one of the best coaches I have worked under," Sandhu told IANS on Tuesday.

"I was lucky enough to play two seasons under him. I learnt so much about the game and it broadened my way of looking and playing the game I think.

"It's such a good thing for him that he is getting to coach in one of the best leagues in the world. He deserves it," Sandhu said.

Bradley, 58, will take over a Swansea side which has lost its past three league matches and find themselves above the relegation zone only on goal difference.

Guidolin has been under intense pressure -- which was increased by Saturday's 1-2 home defeat against Liverpool -- and his sacking was announced on his 61st birthday on Monday.


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