HARRISON, N.J. (March 28, 2017) – The New York Red Bulls announced today that Bradley Carnell has been named as an assistant coach. The former South African international will join Jesse Marsch’s staff immediately.
“Bradley brings a tremendous amount of experience from his time playing at high levels in Germany and with his national team,” said Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch. “We look forward to him bringing that perspective to our staff and helping us prepare our team each week.”
Carnell, a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, most recently served as an assistant coach with the Orlando Pirates in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League. As a player, the defender totaled over 300 professional appearances, mostly in the Bundesliga.
Carnell’s professional career started in 1993 with Wits University (now Bidvest Wits FC). The defender spent the majority of his career in Germany, with VfB Stuttgart, Kaizer Chiefs, Borussia Monchengladbach, Karlsruher SC and F.C. Hansa Rostock before finishing his career back in South Africa with Supersport United.
Carnell also featured regularly for the South African national team, making 40 appearances for South Africa between 1997 and 2010. His international career is highlighted by three starts in the 2002 World Cup.