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

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Armas is set to join the Leeds backroom team after they lost Mark Jackson to MK Dons. The former Man United manager is expected to arrive once his visa has been approved

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

The Premier League club lost manager Mark Jackson to MK Dons earlier this season and were on the hunt for a new assistant manager.

Sportsmail understand Armas is joining Elland Road Club to team up with his American compatriot Marsch.

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Armas’ deal has been agreed and the manager has arrived in England ready to work pending visa approval.

Armas trained 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 also enjoyed success in MLS, taking charge of the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC.

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

It could be the perfect time for some fresh ideas at Elland Road as Leeds are currently just two points above the relegation zone.

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