Swansea manager airs concerns about "divisive and ugly" Trump approach during campaign

Bob Bradley is not exactly enamoured with his President-elect

BY Raf Diallo 14:36 Wednesday 23 November 2016, 14:36 23 Nov 2016

Swansea City Manger Bob Bradley during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Picture by Simon Galloway PA Wire/PA Images

Swansea manager Bob Bradley has shared his concerns about the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency.

The New Jersey-born American citizen managed the USA national soccer team between 2006 and 2011, before managing in Egypt, Norway and France.

The 58-year-old replaced Francesco Guidolin at Swansea in October.

With the USA hoping to host the 2024 Olympics in Los Angeles as well as the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Bradley shared his own thoughts about the impact the President-elect's campaign comments could have on international sporting bids.

"Everything that the President does in terms of domestic policy and international relations determines how you are received in all different areas, including sports. The next World Cup is in Russia and, when you take some of the things that are going on between Russia and Ukraine, there is going to be debate before the tournament.

"I can only hope moving forward that the responsibilities of the job of President will show a marked difference from what we saw throughout the campaign," he said.

Bradley, who is father of USA international midfielder Michael Bradley, also admitted that he has not been a fan of Trump's rhetoric on the campaign trail.

"I didn't like any part of the Trump campaign, I can't stand this type of message. I can't put up with the type of values that don't include an understanding of people that come from different backgrounds. And I can't put up with values that don't take into account that people sometimes don't have everything that you have. I think our country was built upon caring about people who came from different places.

"I guess if you want to be optimistic you just have to hope that the responsibilities of the job make a big difference in the way Trump handles himself. Because if you just go by the campaign, for me it was divisive and ugly.''




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