Bob Bradley faced the media for the first time as Swansea City boss on Friday. This came four days after Francesco Guidolin was stripped of his tenure after a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool last weekend.
Though the attention was meant to be on the new Swans manager during his unveiling, it seemed his predecessor was the one making the headlines.
According to the Mirror, Guidolin was an unexpected guest at Bradley’s press conference before quickly receiving his second marching order of the week.
Coincidently, the former Swansea boss was attending a meeting at the same venue, the Swansea Marriott hotel, but couldn’t resist the urge to listen in on his successor’s future plans.
Guidolin, who signed a contract extension before the summer, was sacked by the Welsh side following a disappointing start to the campaign.
With only one win under their belt so far this season, Swansea sit 17th with their goal difference the only factor preventing them from dropping into the relegation zone.
The Italian was pictured at the back of the hotel and reportedly heard the opening comments made by Bradley.
His replacement, who becomes the first American to manage in England’s top flight, looks forward to the foreseeable challenges at his new club.
"I'm honoured to be at Swansea City. I'm here to give everything I have for the fans and the club. I'm very excited," he said.
“I'm going to learn a lot more, but I know about Swansea City. When you're at a club with a real soul and passion, it is special.
“I believe in my work. When I go into any job, I go in to get to know the people, the club and the fans. I go in to give everything."
Bradley, who has no experience as a professional footballer, previously managed the likes of DC United, Le Havre and Metro Stars (now known as New York Red Bulls), not to mention his tenures with the Egypt and United States national teams.
First up on his Swansea agenda is a tough trip to the Emirates Stadium next weekend where he’ll be looking to hit the ground running and cause an upset at the hands of Arsenal.