Reports: Bradley to take over Mexican club Santos
Former US national team coach Bob Bradley could be headed to the land of America's biggest soccer rival.
According to multiple reports out of Mexico, Bradley is set to take over Mexican Primera División side Santos Laguna. He was seen arriving at the Torreón airport on Sunday evening, reportedly to begin negotiations with the club.
An announcement could come as early as Monday, according to the reports.
However, Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl claimed on Monday morning that Bradley is still a candidate to become manager of Egypt, a position he interviewed for a few weeks ago. "[That] should be decided this week," Wahl wrote on his Twitter feed.
Santos Laguna are currently in 14th place in the overall table in Mexico, with a 2-3-1 record. In their most recent match, they lost 3-2 to Jaguares last Friday.
They are not fairing much better in the CONCACAF Champions League. They are currently in third place in Group B after two rounds. They beat Honduran side Real España at home then lost to Isidro Metapán in El Salvador. They are now three points behind group leaders Colorado.
The club, which last won the Mexican title in Clausura 2008, boasts several big-name players, including veteran el Tri goalkeeper Oswaldo Sánchez, defender Aarón Galindo, Argentine playmaker Daniel "el Hachita" Ladueña, and Panamanian striker Felipe Baloy.
Recently, the club has been in the news lately for off-the-field events. Their match against Morelia on August 20 was abandoned due to a gun battle outside the stadium.
Update - 3:30 pm ET: In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Los Albiverdes introduced Eduardo Rergis as the side's interim manager. Bradley is still considered a candidate to take over the job on a permanent basis.