Sharlie Joseph signed a two-year deal to coach the Grenada national side. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)

Former Major League Soccer and St. John’s University standout Shalrie Joseph has a new challenge — as coach of the Grenada national team.

Joseph signed a two-year deal with the Grenada Football Association Tuesday.

“Shalrie will do a formable job,” St. John’s men’s coach Dave Masur said on Twitter. “Very proud, knowledgeable and excellent communicator !! Congrats to Shalrie Joseph.”

During a 12-year career in MLS, the 39-year-old Joseph became of the league’s leading defensive midfielders. He played most of his career with the New England Revolution.

Joseph started 272 matches over 283 appearances, scoring 40 goals and assisted on 35 others. He also had short stints with the Seattle Sounders FC and Chivas USA.

A four-time MLS Best XI selection and seven time all-star, Joseph made 20 appearances for the Grenada national team.