Bradley Carnell named NYRB interim head coach

Bradley Carnell named NYRB interim head coach
Bradley Carnell. Image source/credit:

by Bertin Basson

Sunday Sep 06, 2020. 14:00

Former Bafana Bafana international Bradley Carnell has been named interim head coach by the New York Red Bulls, the club announced Saturday.

Carnell has been an assistant with the Major League Soccer (MLS) club since March 2017. He previously worked with Jesse Marsch who joined Red Bull Salzburg in July 2018 and then Chris Armas with whom the club officially parted ways earlier this week.

The South African started his playing career at Wits University (Bidvest Wits) before joining Premier Soccer League giants Kaizer Chiefs. He left for Germany in 1998 and spent 12 years playing across the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga for most notably VfB Stuttgart, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Karlsruher SC.

Carnell returned to South Africa for a short stint with SuperSport United before hanging up his boots and going into coaching

The 43-year-old coached the University of Johannesburg’s Varsity Cup team before working as an assistant to Giovanni Solinas at Free State Stars. He then worked under Muhsin Ertugral at Orlando Pirates for a brief period before moving to New York.

Carnell was capped 40 times by South Africa and was part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup team.

His first assignment as interim coach will be on Sunday against the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena.

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