Gerhard Struber reportedly will be the Red Bulls’ next fulltime coach. (Photo courtesy of Barnsley FC)
The Red Bulls have a new coach, according to Sky Sports Austria.
FC Barnsley coach Gerhard Struber will be leaving the English second division club to join the Red Bulls as Chris Armas’ successor, the website reported Saturday.
The 43-year-old Struber will sign a three-year contract with the MLS team, Sky Sports Austria reported Saturday.
His contract with Barnsley runs through the summer of 2022, but he has an exit clause, the website reported.
Struber, 43, has coached several Red Bull teams in Europe, including the youth division of Red Bull Salzburg for several years. That include the Under-19 squad from 2009-10, the U-15 side from 2014-1, the U-16 team from 2016-17 and the U-19s from 2017-19.
He began his career at Red Bull Salzburg, when it was known as SV Austria Salzburg, making 50 appearances and scoring three goals as a midfielder from 1995-2001. He also worked as a trainer and talent manager of FC Liefering and coached at Wolfsberger AC.
On Saturday, Struber was expected to direct Barnsley, which hosted Coventry City. Barnsley, which is in 21st place in the second division, kicked off the season with two losses.
Since Armas was fired Sept. 5, Bradley Carnell has been the Red Bulls interim coach. The Red Bulls are 2-2 under Carnell.
The Red Bulls (5-6-2, 17 points), who are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, host the Montreal Impact at Red Bull Arena Sunday at 7 p.m.
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