KENYA BROWN - Sunday, August 23, 2020
Steve Cherundolo has stepped into another coaching post as it was announced he has been appointed as assistant coach for Germany's Under-15 national team.
News of the appointment, which came out on Friday, sees the former U.S. national team right-back make his first foray into international soccer following assistant coaching stints at Stuttgart and Hannover.
"Steven Cherundolo can not only look back on 15 years of professional experience with almost 400 games at Hannover 96, but has already participated in three world championships. This, coupled with his refreshing human nature, is a great asset for us," said Meikel Schonweitz, the German FA's head youth coach.
Following a long playing career with Hannover, Cherundolo would make the transition over to coaching when he was appointed as an assistant along with coaching the U-15 and U-17 teams. In January 2018, he would leave the only team he has represented in Germany to take up the assistant coach job with VfB Stuttgart.
Along with his duties he Germany, the now 41-year-old was hired as an assistant for the U.S. national team while they searched for permanent replacement for the head coaching post.
A man with a wealth of experience at club and international level, Cherundolo will hope his work with the German U-15s leads to a head coaching role in the future.