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Leeds: Phil Hay admits Chris Armas’ future is very unclear

Leeds: Phil Hay admits Chris Armas' future is very unclear - Leeds United News

Phil Hay has insisted that new assistant coach Chris Armas’ future is very unclear at Leeds United following Jesse Marsch’s sacking.

The Lowdown: Leeds are in a mess

It has been nothing short of a disastrous season thus far for Leeds, who handed Marsch a huge transfer budget over two windows only for him to win four league games all season and end up 17th in the league upon his dismissal.

Therefore, they now find themselves without a manager in a week where they have two Premier League games in quick succession against bitter rivals Manchester United.

Marsch’s sacking isn’t the only thing that has been spoken about at Leeds recently, but also the future of his assistant Armas, who was brought to Elland Road less than two weeks ago to help the manager get a tune out of his team.

The Latest: Armas’ future unclear

While all the focus has been on who Marsch’s successor will be, Hay afforded some time on The Phil Hay Show to speak about the unfortunate situation Armas now finds himself in.

He said: “Funnily enough, this morning [Monday], I was writing a piece about Armas which will run at some point – he’s still there at the moment.

“A lot of the staff have left Leeds; Rene Maric among them – the other assistant who Marsch brought in last summer. Armas is still there for now, but I think it remains to be seen whether or not he sticks around too much longer.

“He’s been in the building for all of about 10 days, and I was putting together a piece on this bizarre scenario where it looks as if there’s a likelihood that he will be out the door before he’s really had much chance to say anything other than hello.”

The Verdict: Orta must clear out the coaching staff

If Victor Orta is serious about bringing in a new era to Elland Road and wants to have new ideas implemented on the squad, given that the current backroom team aren’t achieving any sort of success, surely anyone Marsch brought in has to be let go.

While handing someone their P45 less than two weeks into a job would seem harsh, it would not make sense to force Armas upon any new manager as they will likely wish to bring in their own staff.

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Leeds just need a manager to come in that will start on a fresh slate with all the players and not have any preconceptions of what they are like – something that Armas may well have from his limited time at the club working under Marsch.

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