Having achieved a great deal in Norway, could Bob Bradley be ready to try his hand in France?
Ligue 2 side Le Havre is owned by American businessman Vincent Volpe, and the web site France Football says Volpe very much wants to bring Bradley to his club.
The former USMNT coach is currently on the precipice of European qualification for Stabaek, and previously spent time leading the Egyptian national team.
The French club was last in Ligue 1 for a single-season, in 2009, and is better known for its youth ranks, and perhaps Bradley would relish the chance to work with the next Paul Pogba, Charles N'Zogbia or Jean-Alain Boumsong.
Loosely translated from France Football:
Currently working Norway at Stabaek, the U.S. coach is very tempted by this experience in France. Bradley is a francophile. …
The HAC also surveyed Jean-Luc Vasseur, former technician Creteil and Reims, which might be a fallback. But the goal of Vincent Volpe, which holds 90% of the club dean and must inject 10 million euros by 2017 in order to rise to the L1, is to attract prestigious compatriot.
Le Havre is 12th, six points ahead of the drop and six points behind the promotion pace. Is France’s second-flight a step up from Norway’s top group? Maybe not, though it’s intriguing only for the chance at promotion and a Ligue 1 job.
We have no doubt that Bradley will be an in-demand coach once the Norwegian season ends in three weeks, especially if he clinches a spot in Europe for tiny Stabaek (If you haven’t read JPW’s piece on Bradley and Stabaek, do so ASAP).
It feels safe to assume Bradley’s Stabaek adventure will be over after two years, and he could be considered for any European job opening over the course of this long season.