Jens Lehmann becomes Augsburg assistant coach after quitting Emirates last summer

Jens Lehmann becomes Augsburg assistant coach after quitting Emirates last summer

- Jens Lehmann has been appointed assistant coach with Bundesliga side Augsburg

- Lehmann was part of Arsene Wenger's coaching staff but quit after the Frenchman's departure

- The 49-year-old made over 200 appearances for the Gunners as a goalkeeper

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has landed a coaching role with Bundesliga side FC Augsburg.

Lehmann, was part of Arsene Wenger's coaching staff at Arsenal, but quit the Premier League side after the Frenchman's departure last summer.

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The 49-year-old former German international made over 200 appearances for the Gunners during his spell as goalkeeper before retiring in 2011.

According to a Mail Online report, Lehmann penned a contract with Augsburg until the end of the 2019/20 season.

Speaking moments after his appointment, the former shot-stopper admitted he was happy for the new role at the German club.

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"FC Augsburg have developed incredibly in recent years," Mail Online quoted Lehmann.

"This is a brilliant opportunity for me to work as an assistant coach in the Bundesliga and to help the players reach their potential on the pitch," he added.

On his part, head coach Manuel Baum lauded the move, confessing the former player is 'an expert in the game.'

"I look forward to working with him and I'm sure he will enhance our team and our work on and off the pitch," he stated.

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Lehmann is due to attend his first training session with his new club on Tuesday, January 29.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Esha Gupta has apologized to Arsenal star Alex Iwobi after sharing comments that compared the Nigerian to a gorilla.

The Bollywood star who is also the club's ambassador said she did not realize her social media post about the Super Eagles attacker was racist.

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