Los Angeles FC appoints Bob Bradley as club's first ever manager

Expansion club Los Angeles Football Club has appointed Bob Bradley as its first ever manager ahead of the side's first season in Major League Soccer in 2018, the league confirmed on Thursday.

News of Bradley's hire broke on Thursday afternoon, when it was first reported by Goal.

It will be Bradley's first time in MLS since 2006, when he was in charge of now-defunct Chivas USA. The 59-year-old left the club for the U.S. national team in 2006, a position he held until 2011.

Bradley returns to MLS after a six-year stint overseas, most recently with Swansea City. The New Jersey native spent less than three months in South Wales before being sacked, earning five points in his 11 matches in charge of the Swans.

Prior to his Premier League stint, Bradley narrowly missed out on promotion to Ligue 1 in his 11-month tenure at French second-division Le Havre, and oversaw Norwegian club Stabaek qualify for the Europa League in his two seasons in Baerum. He also managed the Egyptian national team from 2011 to 2013.

Bradley's success in MLS dates back to his time in charge of the Chicago Fire, with whom he won an MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup double in 1998, and picked up a second Open Cup in 2000.

ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle contributed to this report.