Even by the madcap standards of a sport in which too many lunatics have taken over their respective asylums, the news that Swansea City manager Bob Bradley could be facing the sack after just seven matches beggars belief.

Bradley, the first American to manage in the Premier League, is coming under intense scrutiny from the Welsh club's new majority shareholders Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan — his fellow Americans.

Swansea is not doing well under Bradley, having won five points from a possible 21, conceding 19 goals. It was not doing well before he took over from Francesco Guidolin either.