Ex-USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter is a Candidate to Become Swansea City’s New Manager

USMNT Head coach Gregg Berhalter at Brooklyn Steel in November 2022
USMNT Head coach Gregg Berhalter at Brooklyn Steel in November 2022. Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/Shutterstock (13618222q)

Gregg Berhalter, former head coach of the United States men’s national team, could soon land a new job. According to Welsh media, Berhalter emerged as a serious candidate to become the new manager of Swansea City.

The club, which has American owners, is reportedly set to lose manager Russell Martin, who will take over Southampton FC. Swansea’s brass is already bracing for that and has drafted a list of candidates that could replace Martin, with Berhalter being high on the list.

Gregg Berhalter took over the USMNT in 2018 after a successful five-year run with MLS side Columbus Crew. As USMNT’s head coach, Berhalter led the senior team to CONCACAF Nations League title in 2019-20 and CONCACAF Gold Cup. The U.S. team also had a notable campaign at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, reaching the Round of 16.

Berhalter’s contract expired after the World Cup, and he wasn’t offered a new one. The USMNT still doesn’t have a new head coach, with Anthony Hudson filling the role on an interim basis.

If Swansea City settles on Berhalter, he would be the second American manager at the helm of the club. Bob Bradley took over the club in 2018 but spent only 85 days on the job before being sacked after suffering seven losses in his first 11 games at the helm.