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Jamie Carragher cracks up as Thierry Henry talks about 'Coach Bradley' on MNF

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Jamie Carragher is usually pretty good value whenever he appears on Monday Night Football alongside Gary Neville.

This week, though, the former Liverpool star was without his sparring partner as Thierry Henry stepped up to offer his analysis of the Stoke City vs Swansea City clash.

And Carragher seemed to be enjoying a night off from getting wound up by Neville, especially during one particular moment involving the Arsenal icon and his description of new Swansea manager Bob Bradley that had the former England defender cracking up.

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As a new manager to the Premier League, Bradley has been enjoying the usual scrutiny associated with a newcomer to the pool of managerial talent in England's top division.

In fact, the fact that he is the first ever American manager ever to take on a top job in the Premier League means that scrutiny has been even greater with many people still of the belief that the U.S. isn't quite up to scratch when it comes to 'soccer'.

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And, having garnered just one point in his opening three games in charge of the Welsh club, Bradley is yet to break free from that stereotype despite a managerial resume that includes spells coaching in France and at the World Cup.

Henry, though, is someone who understands the ins and outs of the game stateside after having himself played in Major League Soccer for the New York Red Bulls.

Perhaps, then, that is why he dropped in American sports speak when discussing the Swansea manager - much to the amusement of Carragher...

Clearly, whilst his former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard may have embraced America's love of the beautiful game after moving to LA Galaxy, Carragher is still struggling a little with the way our cousins across the pond interact with the game.

You can't exactly imagine the Scoucer discussing 'Coach Klopp' or his time playing under 'Coach Houllier' and 'Coach Benitez' to be fair.

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Whilst Carragher might find the idea of 'Coach Bradley' funny just now, the American manager will be hoping he can change some people's arguably arrogant belief that a US coach won't be able to succeed in English football.

If he is to that, though, he will have to act quickly after Swansea conceded three goals for the second time in his three games in charge as they lost 3-1 to Stoke on Monday evening.

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