Former Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra has been named the interim head coach of MLS Next Pro side Huntsville City until the end of the season.

The 39-year-old was appointed assistant coach in January but steps into his first senior level managerial role at the Alabama-based side - who are effectively the reserve side for MLS club Nashville. 



He replaces another former Town player in Jack Collison, who has been in charge since January last year, but was sacked after he failed to win any of his opening four games this campaign. 

Berra will take charge of his first game when Huntsville host Crown Legacy in the third tier in the United States tomorrow. 

The Scot retired from football in the summer of 2022 after a spell with Raith Rovers, where he started his coaching career as a player-coach. 

He was appointed as a first team coach at Livingston in January 2023 but left at the end of the 2022–23 season before spells coaching at Falkirk and with the Scotland U21s side. 

In total, he made 185 appearances and scored 14 goals during his four seasons at Portman Road.