The Australia coach recommended the left-back join the MLS side.
New York Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh has revealed Holger Osieck played a pivotal role in the signing of David Carney.
Carney was unveiled at the Red Bull Arena last Friday after spending the better part of a year searching for a new club following his release from Uzbek League side Bunyodkor and linked up with former club Blackpool for a trial earlier this summer before clinching a deal in the United States.
And according to ex-Scotland boss Roxburgh the 29-year-old Australia left-back was given a nudge in their direction by Socceroos coach Osieck after he gave the Major League Soccer club a glowing endorsement.
“The manager of Australia is a very close friend of mine and I discussed (Carney’s) situation with Holger Osiek, and obviously discussed them with Tim (Cahill) because he has been Tim’s teammate on many occasions,” Roxburgh told Fox Sports.
“The boy’s got quality. He provides what we are looking for. We need depth on the left hand side and he can play either fullback or midfield, even as a winger.
“We will have to make sure we check him out right away but what we do know is that he is an athlete, he is naturally fit.”