Former Rangnick assistant Chris Armas heading to Leeds

Former Manchester United assistant Chris Armas is heading to Leeds United, report The Athletic.

The American coach was hired by Ralf Rangnick in December to support him in a short-term role.

Armas became noted for wearing his Air pods during matches, which The Athletic claimed were being used to relay advice from analyst Lars Kornetka, who was Rangnick’s first choice as assistant, but denied a work permit.

He left Manchester United last month when Rangnick exited, having only been hired on a short-term basis.

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Chris Armas heading to Leeds

Armas is set to take up an assistant role at Leeds United, supporting fellow American, Jesse Marsch.

Marsch replaced Marcelo Bielsa late in the season and kept Leeds up on the final day.

Armas has experience of one win at Elland Road already, with Manchester United winning 4-2 there in February.

This was the last away win United had in 2021/22, going on to lose every single subsequent away match in the Premier League.

Armas certainly gained knowledge during his time at Manchester United, and introduced him to an English football audience, but his reputation was not necessarily enhanced.

United’s disappointing results reflected poorly on Rangnick and his coaching team, and Armas is actually pretty lucky to be getting another shot in the Premier League.

The former New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC coach could have his work cut out to last the whole season, with Leeds manager Marsch still left with plenty to prove in his own right.

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