Former U.S. coach Bob Bradley takes over as manager of Le Havre

Former United States coach Bob Bradley is taking over at French Ligue 2 club Le Havre.

Bradley, who also previously managed Egypt, is joining the French team from Stabaek after helping the Norwegian side qualify for next season's Europa League.

Bradley told the club's website: "Becoming head coach of the HAC, France's oldest football club, is a new challenge in my career."

He replaces Thierry Goudet as manager of Le Havre and is looking forward to the challenge of trying to return the club to the top-flight.

"The owners have demonstrated a real motivation, which I share, to build performance over the long term," Bradley said. "I feel there is a real opportunity to experience beautiful sporting and human emotions. I will put all my experience and my expertise into helping the club regain their place in the elite of French football and lay the foundations for an ambitious and solid project."

Behind the signing is American executive Vincent Volpe, the president of an oil and energy company who bought the club over the summer.

After 14 matches this season, Le Havre are fourth in the second-tier French league standings.