Brad Friedel will make his first inroads into management as the United States Under-19s head coach.
The former Tottenham, Aston Villa, Blackburn and Liverpool goalkeeper called time on his career in the summer at the age of 44.
Friedel earned 82 caps for the United States during a 13-year international career and has assisted various national youth team camps, as well as working with players at Tottenham’s academy.
Now, the recently-retired goalkeeper has been handed the reins of the US Under-19s squad.
“I look forward to the opportunity to help develop our young players into professionals and full internationals,” Friedel said.
“The last four years I have focused my coaching at the academy and development levels, and I’m excited to work with the entire group of committed youth national yeam staff members to increase our levels of development here in the United States.”