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Struber replaces Carnell at New York Red Bulls

Bradley Carnell has not been offered the permanent head coach role at New York Red Bulls, with the club instead opting to appoint Gerhard Struber.

The 43-year-old former Bafana Bafana and AmaGlug-glug left-back took over as interim manager following the sacking of Chris Armas last month and led them to three wins in six games, including a 4-1 thumping of Thierry Henry’s Montreal Impact.

Despite this, the Red Bulls hierarchy opted for Struber, who had been at English Championship Barnsley side but, more importantly, had come through the youth ranks of their sister club Red Bull Salzburg.

“Gerhard is a bright coach, and we’re very pleased to welcome him to the club,” Red Bulls head of sport Kevin Thelwell told their official website.

“Gerhard’s playing style and experience in youth development align with our philosophy and above all, as a person he fits into our culture. We look forward to him getting here and working together to achieve the goals we have set as a club.”

Thelwell added: “I would also like to commend Bradley Carnell and the rest of the coaching staff for their leadership during the last month as we continue to work towards securing a playoff spot this season.”

It is still unclear whether Carnell will return to his former position of assistant manager at NYRB.


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