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The United States star said he was "surprised" to lose his international manager and had only good words for the man who steered his country to the World Cup last 16 in 2010

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By Allen Ramsey

Fulham forward Clint Dempsey has admitted his sadness at seeing his national team manager Bob Bradley lose his job.

Bradley has been given the boot after having been in charge of the USA national squad for five years having led the team to Concacaf Gold Cup glory in 2007 as well as finishing second in the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, and getting to the last 16 of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.

"I'm sad to see him go," Demspey said to Goal.com, adding he was "surprised" at the decision.

"I wish hm the best in the future. He's a good coach and I know he'll do well."

Dempsey became one of the stars of the team under Bradley and was part of the manager's Gold Cup winning side in 2007 as well as a main piece in the USA's run to the Confederations Cup final in 2009, and the 2010 World Cup group winning team.

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