The Red Bulls Tuesday named former South African international Bradley Carnell as an assistant coach.

He will join head coach 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,” Marsch said in a press release. “We look forward to him bringing that perspective to our staff and helping us prepare our team each week.”

A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, the 40-year-old Carnell most recently served as an assistant coach with the Orlando Pirates in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League. As a defender, Carnell performed in more than 300 matches, mostly in the Bundesliga.

His professional career began 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 made 40 appearances for South Africa between 1997 and 2010, starting three matches in the 2002 World Cup.