Chris Armas set to join Leeds after they lost Mark Jackson to MK Dons


EXCLUSIVE: Chris Armas set to join Leeds’ backroom team after they lost Mark Jackson to MK Dons, with the former Man United coach expected to arrive once his visa is approved

  • Chris Armas worked as assistant coach to Ralf Rangnick at Man United last year
  • The 50-year-old is now set to join the backroom staff at Jesse Marsch’s Leeds
  • It comes after Mark Jackson left to take charge of League one side MK Dons 
  • Leeds currently sit just two points above the bottom three in the Premier League 

Former Manchester United coach Chris Armas is set to join Jesse Marsch’s backroom team at Leeds.

The Premier League club lost coach Mark Jackson to MK Dons earlier this season and have been on the look out for a new assistant coach. 

Sportsmail understands Armas is joining the Elland Road club to work with fellow American Marsch.

Former Manchester United coach Chris Armas is set to join the backroom staff at Leeds

He will join fellow American Jesse Marsch at the club as they look to avoid a relegation scrap

He will join fellow American Jesse Marsch at the club as they look to avoid a relegation scrap

The deal for Armas has been agreed and the coach has arrived in England ready to work pending visa approval.

Armas coached at Old Trafford for the second half of last season, working under interim boss Ralf Rangnick following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 50-year-old has also managed in the MLS, taking charge of New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC.

He also had an impressive playing career in America, appearing over 250 games for Chicago Fire and LA Galaxy.

Leeds sit just two points above the bottom three despite the emergence of Willy Gnonto

Leeds sit just two points above the bottom three despite the emergence of Willy Gnonto

It could be the perfect time for some new ideas at Elland Road, as Leeds currently find themselves just two points above the relegation zone at the season’s half way point.

They showed fight in their last league game against Aston Villa and look to have found an exciting player in Willy Gnonto, but lost the match 2-1.

Marsch’s side will next be in action when they face high-flying Brentford on Sunday.

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