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Steve Cherundolo becomes Germany U-15 assistant coach

The Mayor gets a new gig.

VfL Wolfsburg vs VfB Stuttgart Photo by Peter Steffen/picture alliance via Getty Images

The Mayor of Hannover is advancing through the coaching ranks to the international level. Today, the German Football Association (DFB) announced that Steve Cherundolo was brought on as an assistant coach for the Germany U-15s.

Cherundolo earned his nickname by being a consistent defender for Hannover during a 15 year career that spanned around 400 matches. He also is one of the greatest defenders in United States Men’s National Team history, with 87 caps over a 13-year international career. After his playing days were over, he was a head coach for Hannover’s U-15 and U-17 teams as well as an assistant for Hannover’s first team and reserve team over 5 years.

In 2018, he became an assistant coach for Stuttgart, but later on in the year helped out then-USMNT interim coach Dave Sarachan by serving as his assistant for the national team.

Steve Cherundolo has previously expressed his interest in the past in eventually becoming the head coach for the USMNT and also coaching in Major League Soccer. The experience he’s gaining on the club and international level in coaching can only help as he continues to climb the coaching ranks. This next stop will hopefully be the one that leads to a prominent head coaching position for Dolo.