Friedel making waves as USA U19 coach

Brad Friedel is currently impressing as the United States under-19 coach. The former Tottenham, Aston Villa, Blackburn and Liverpool player was named in January 2016 and will be responsible for the development of the youth players.

He has stated that he is delighted to working with the youth and that he wants to use all his playing experience as well as the experience he has gained when working at other academies to help the kids.

Indeed, Brad Friedel has spent the last four years working in coaching and developing young players and would want to help the United States improve the quality of the players.

Brad Friedel came to prominence when he signed for Liverpool in 1997. After his first work permit was denied, Liverpool succeeded in getting another one, and he made his debut in 1998 in a match against Aston Villa. He managed to make 31 appearances for the Reds before signing for Blackburn Rovers.

He spent around eight years with his new club where he played for the first season in the Championship and went on to make more than 260 appearances for them, winning the League Cup with Blackburn Rovers - though this was the first and last trophy that he won in England, even though at times they were the favourites with he shortest betting odds on StanJames for the FA Cup.

He moved to Aston Villa in the 2008 season where made his debut in the UEFA Cup, as the first of more than 120 appearances for the club before moving to Tottenham Hotspur, who he racked up 67 appearances for, and who were the last club he played for the in the Premier League.

In 2015, he announced his retirement from football and said that he was looking for coaching roles, so this U19 post looks ideal.