EXCLUSIVE FROM STEVE BRENNER
BOB BRADLEY will not be afraid to shake up things at Swansea.
The former US national coach arrived in Wales with the struggling Swans having just one win this term before Francesco Guidolin was axed.
Confidence is low — but Bradley has been preparing for his dream job since becoming a boss at the ripe old age of 23.
And having risked his life managing Egypt during one of the most violent periods in their history, nothing will faze the 58-year-old New Jersey native.
Brother Scott, who was a pro baseball player for the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, told SunSport: “Bob is not afraid to have difficult conversations.
“He challenges people and he wants a team around him who will challenge him.
“He will put them on the spot so they come up with their own thoughts and ideas.
“It’s amazing how he can get the best out of everyone from the trainers to the ball boys.”
New Swansea boss Bob Bradley will be a hit and turn around the club poor start
Bradley’s two-year stint in Egypt almost saw them bag a World Cup place despite the carnage that was ripping the country apart following the 2011 revolution.
Scott added: “Those two years in Egypt were rough.
“We were so worried. The game in Port Said in 2012 where 74 people were killed, half the team were part of the new revolutionists.
“There were guys who knew people who had been killed. Others knew who had done the killing. He had to try and get to the World Cup?
“Those are pressures of a different kind that very few coaches have had to deal with.”
Bradley’s path to the Prem would not have happened if the business course he started at Ohio University was more interesting.
His little brother explained: “He was getting his Masters degree but hated it and left.
“He had only just stopped playing but the athletic director called him up and said our coach just quit can you help us? He was only 23.
“That was the moment when he decided he wanted to coach. It was a good decision.”