When Bob Bradley was named on Monday as the new manager of Swansea City, the first American to lead a club in the Premier League, social media lit up with all sorts of emotions and reactions.
Among all the surprise, speculation and concern, Bradley didn't lack for congratulations,
His first MLS side, former players with clubs and country -- even his successor with the US national team -- took to Twitter to wish the best for former US, Chicago Fire, MetroStars (now New York Red Bulls) and Chivas USA boss -- who also led Egypt's national team and club teams in Norway and France before taking the Swans job.
Here's a sampling, starting with the club Bradley led to an MLS Cup/Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup double in their 1998 expansion season, and to another Open Cup title in 2000.
Congrats to Bob Bradley on landing the Swansea job. Great to see an American manager in the @premierleague .— Carlos Bocanegra (@BocaBoca3) October 3, 2016
Long time coming.. congrats to Bob Bradley and his staff. Looking forward to watching him succeed, as he often does. #gaffer— herculez gomez (@herculezg) October 3, 2016
Wishing Bob Bradley all the best at Swansea City. One of the best coaches I played for and no doubts he will be a success - well deserved— Stuart Holden (@stuholden) October 3, 2016
Gotta say I'm STOKED for Bob Bradley. Will be a true test of his character, but he's been waiting for this for a long time. #Respect— Jay DeMerit (@D6MERIT) October 3, 2016
Happy for Bob Bradley. Rooting for his success.— Tony Meola (@TMeola1) October 3, 2016