On Saturday, just a few minutes after English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion announced that Steve Clark had been put on "gardening leave" (a.k.a. fired), ESPN's Roger Bennett took to Twitter to remind everyone of a conversation he had with former US national team manager Bob Bradley in September.
Bob Bradley told me he interviewed for West Brom job before it was given to Steve Clarke http://t.co/UjmW0amKz8— roger bennett (@rogbennett) December 14, 2013
"The [interview] experience was important," Bradley told Bennett. "And I still believe the opportunity to work in Europe would be a good one. I'd like to think that there are people who see the work that I've done, the way I got about things, that would be interested to talk or perhaps give me an opportunity. So we'll see."
WIth the West Brom job once again open, could Bradley -- who reportedley turned down a recent offer from the Vancouver Whitecaps -- be back in the running for a move to England?
At this point, Bradley's name is not being mentioned by the UK media or bookmakers, who have former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo as the 3-to-1 favorite, followed by recently sacked Fulham manager Martin Jol and Paul Clement, a former Chelsea academy director and current assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid.
Is that because Bradley simply isn't a candidate, as he was in the past? Or because the UK oddsmakers aren't thinking outside the box about an American coach most recently helming the Egyptian national team?
As Bradley himself put it, we'll see.