Leeds appoint former Manchester United manager Chris Armas to Jesse Marsch’s backroom team

Leeds United have confirmed the appointment of former Manchester United assistant manager Chris Armas to Jesse Marsch’s backroom team.

Athletics reported last week that Leeds were close to appointing Armas, 50, following Mark Jackson’s exit to become manager at MK Dons. He will share the role of assistant head coach at Leeds with Rene Maric, who was appointed to the role last summer.

Armas previously worked with Marsch from 2015 to 2018 when the latter was head coach of the New York Red Bulls. He took over at NYRB when Marsch left for RB Leipzig.

Armas worked for Manchester United last season while Ralf Ragnick was caretaker manager of the Old Trafford club.

On Armas’ appointment to his squad, Marsch said: “I am delighted to welcome Chris to Leeds United.

“He will be a great addition to the staff, he brings a wealth of experience from around the world and having worked closely with him in the past I am sure he will help us improve every day.”

Director of football Victor Orta added: “We always have constant ideas to improve the team around Jesse and with Chris it is a perfect fit, they have both worked together in the past and he has experience working in the Premier League.

“Chris was one of the best players of all time in US history and his determination and ability will add value to our club and we are really pleased that he has joined us.”

Armas is a former USMNT international and spent his career in MLS.


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