Armas, 50, who was an assistant underneath Marsch from 2015-2018 at NYRB, was most not too long ago an assistant coach at Manchester United, working underneath Ralf Rangnick final season.
The previous USMNT worldwide and MLS participant is anticipated to be within the dugout for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup spherical 4 tie at Accrington Stanley, topic to acquiring a piece allow.
Concerning the appointment, Leeds United head coach Marsch stated: “He will be a fantastic addition to the staff, he brings a wealth of experience from across the world and having worked closely with him previously, I am sure he will help us to improve every day.”
Director of soccer 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 of working in the Premier League.
“Chris was among the finest ever gamers within the historical past of the United States and his willpower and expertise will add worth to our membership and we’re actually joyful he has joined us.”
Armas won 66 caps for the USMNT alongside a playing career which included spells with LA Galaxy and Chicago Fire. He played alongside Marsch at Chicago Fire. He also took over at NYRB as head coach when Marsch left for RB Leipzig in 2018.