Bradley Carnell’s new club St. Louis CITY SC have explained why they appointed the former Kaizer Chiefs player, revealing that the club’s management believes Carnell suits City’s philosophy and culture.
City confirmed the appointment of Former Bafana Bafana defender as the head coach on Wednesday.
Carnell had been serving as an assistant coach at New York Red Bulls before moving to City.
“As a player, he embodied the intense, counter-press and quick transitional play that will define CITY’s style of play,” club’s Sporting Director Lutz Pfannenstiel told the club’s official website.
“As a coach, he works tirelessly on and off the pitch to develop those abilities in players. His hunger and determination to succeed will get the best out of our players.
“Bradley and I speak a common language when it comes to our playing philosophy, and he and I are fully aligned on the importance of identifying and developing players for our high-press style.”
Carolyn Kindle Betz, president and CEO of St. Louis CITY SC, has also explained what made them took the decision to bring in Carnell to be the head coach.
“Several clubs have shown interest in his talents, so we knew we had to move quickly to bring him to St. Louis,” Betz explained.
“In Bradley we have an innovative, modest and forward-thinking head coach that wants to help revitalize and connect our region through soccer. We are thrilled he chose us.”