Stuttgart hire ex-USMNT defender Steve Cherundolo as assistant coach

Former United States national team defender Steve Cherundolo has left his role at Hannover to join the coaching staff at Stuttgart.

Cherundolo had been with Hannover since joining as a player in 1999 and made 370 league appearances before retiring in 2014.

He stayed on after his playing days and most recently coached Hannover's under-17 team, but moves on to Stuttgart as one of two top assistants under new head coach Tayfun Korkut.

Cherundolo previously worked with Korkut when the Turkey international was in charge of Hannover from 2013-15. Ilija Aracic joins as Korkut's other assistant.

Cherundolo, 38, made 87 appearances for the U.S. national team and started all the Americans' games at both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.