Bradley Carnell named New York Red Bulls interim head coach

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Former Bafana Bafana defender Bradley Carnell has been named interim head coach of Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls.

Carnell joined the MLS side in 2017 under Jesse Marsch after a stint with Orlando Pirates and replaces Chris Armas, who was sacked along with CJ Brown on Friday morning.

While Marsch has since gone on to achieve incredible success with RB Salzburg, Carnell will look to make an impression with his latest chance afforded to him as a reward for rejecting moves to Europe last season.

His Red Bulls side are currently seventh with 11 points from the first nine games of the Eastern Conference and announced on Saturday evening that he would lead the team as the caretaker coach.

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"It's been an emotional rollercoaster, we know how we valued Chris and CJ, what happened came as a shock to everybody," Carnell said after the announcement.

"But I have an obligation for the team and the club who brought me in in 2017 and our biggest asset now is our players, we need to focus on the future and hit the ground running."

Carnell's first game in charge of the ambitious US outfit will be up against Philadelphia Union at 1h00AM (GMT+2).