Bob Bradley Wants Aston Villa, but Why Would Villa Want Bradley?

Bob Bradley has recently expressed interest in becoming the manager of Aston Villa, but why would owner Randy Lerner be interested in hiring him?  

Throughout his career, Bradley has taken over traditionally underachieving teams and put them on track to be successful.  But is this the type of manager a storied team like Villa is looking for?


Chicago Fire  

In 1998, Bradley began his first head managerial position of a professional team coaching the MLS Chicago Fire.  In his first season he led the expansion team to a double, winning both the MLS and US Open Cups.

Bradley nearly repeated this feat in 2000, when the Fire won another US Open Cup and were runner ups in the MLS Cup.  Bradley's best finish in the CONCACAF Champions League with the Fire was third place.  Bradley's resigned in 2002 after compiling 82 wins, 54 losses, and 15 ties in the regular season.


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