Bob Bradley joins Toronto FC – “Has experience putting teams together”


Joins his son Michael Bradley 

It is now official. Just days after announcing that he was going to leave Los Angeles FC, Toronto FC have signed Bob Bradley as the club’s new head coach and sporting director. The 63-year-old will become the 12th head coach in the club’s history (see the full list here). At Toronto FC, Bradley will now have to turn around a franchise that finished second last in the Eastern Conference and conceded 66 goals. 

“We are excited for Bob to get to work,” Toronto FC president Bill Manning said in a club statement. “We are entering an extremely important offseason and know we have a team that needs a significant makeover. Bob has experience putting teams together and in getting them to perform at a high level. He understands the expectations and standards of TFC and is ready to take on this challenge.”

Bradley brings significant experience to his new role. The 63-year-old is a three-time MLS coach of the year and in addition to working as a club coach, Bradley has also trained the United States and Egypt. Canada will become Bradley’s sixth country in which he has served as a head coach. At Toronto FC, Bob Bradley will also work together with his son Michael Bradley, who captains the club. 

Pozuelo, Bradley, Soteldo & Co.: Toronto FC’s record transfer

Kemar Lawrence | Signed from RSC Anderlecht in 2021 | Fee: $600,000

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Auro Jr. | Signed from FC São Paulo in 2019 | Fee: $730,000

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Gregory van der Wiel | Signed from Cagliari Calcio in 2018 | Fee: $1.1m

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Matías Laba | Signed from Argentinos Juniors in 2013 | Fee: $1.5m

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Gilberto | Signed from Sport Club Internacional in 2014 | Fee: $3m

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Yeferson Soteldo | Signed from Santos in 2021 | Fee: $6.5m

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Alejandro Pozuelo | Signed from KRC Genk in 2019 | Fee: $10m

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Michael Bradley | Signed from AS Roma in 2014 | Fee: $10m

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Jermain Defoe | Signed from Tottenham Hotspur in 2014 | Fee: $10m

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Bradley to Toronto FC: “Will make our fans and supporters proud” 

“I want to thank Bill Manning and the board at MLSE for trusting me with this project,” Bradley said in a club statement. “I have seen firsthand the passion that Toronto has for football and the way the club has connected with the city. I look forward to putting a team on the field that will make our fans and supporters proud.” 



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