Longtime US men's national team stalwart Steve Cherundolo says that he's spoken with multiple MLS teams about their vacant head coach openings, Steven Goff of The Washington Post relayed in a Sunday report.
Cherundolo, 41, has been honing his coaching credentials since retiring from playing in 2014 after a standout run in Germany with Hannover 96, where the defender played his entire professional career from 1999-2014. Cherundolo is currently an assistant for the German national team's U-15 side, and has worked as an assistant for Hannover 96 at various levels, including their U-15s, U-17s and senior team. He was also an assistant for the USMNT and VfB Stuttgart in 2018.
While he has yet to assume a head coaching role at the club level, Cherundolo says he feels as though his extensive time as an assistant has prepared him for the opportunity.
“I feel I am very prepared to make that next step,” Cherundolo told Goff. “I know some people, the first thing that comes to mind is, 'Yeah, you don’t have experience as a head coach [with a first team] in the men’s game. Yeah, of course, but I’ve done pretty much everything else.”