Swansea City has past experiences with a former U.S. men’s national team head coach at the helm and the Welsh club is reportedly targeting a second to make the move abroad.
Gregg Berhalter is among the managerial candidates being considered at the Liberty Stadium, Wales Online reported Friday. Current manager Russell Martin’s potential move to recently relegated English Premier League club Southampton, is a key reason why Berhalter has been linked to Swansea City, according to the report.
Swansea City is also owned by an American ownership group led by Jason Levien and Steven Kaplan.
The 49-year-old Berhalter has been without a job since his contract with the USMNT expired at the end of December. Berhalter registered a 37-12-11 record in 60 matches in charge of the USMNT, winning the 2021 Concacaf Nations League and Gold Cup titles.
The former USMNT defender and Columbus Crew head coach also led the Americans to FIFA World Cup Qualification in 2022, leading them to the Round of 16.
Should Berhalter earn the job in Swansea, he would follow former USMNT manager Bob Bradley, who was the club’s manager from October to December during the 2016-17 EPL campaign. Bradley won two of his 11 matches in charge before being replaced by Alan Curtis on an interim basis.
Swansea City finished 10th in the English Football League Championship during the 2022-23 season.