Leeds United have confirmed the appointment of former Manchester United assistant coach Chris Armas to Jesse Marsh’s backroom team.
athletic reported last week that Leeds were close to appointing the 50-year-old Almas after Mark Jackson left the company to become manager of MK Dons. He will share his coaching role as Leeds’ assistant his head with Renée Malick, who was appointed last summer.
Almas worked with Marsh when he was head coach of the New York Red Bulls from 2015 to 2018. Once Marsh moved to his RB his Leipzig he took over his NYRB.
Almas worked for Manchester United last season, while Ralf Ragnick was interim manager at Old Trafford.
Commenting on Almas’ appointment to the team, Marsh said:
“He will be a great staff member. He brings a wealth of experience from around the world and having worked closely with him previously, I am confident he will help us improve every day. .
Football Director Victor Horta added:
“Chris is one of the greatest players in U.S. history and his determination and skill will add value to our club.
Almas is a former USMNT international who spent his playing career in MLS.
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