Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch says the team will announce a new assistant coach in “the next couple week.” (Keith Furman/Front Row Soccer Photo)

With former assistant coach Denis Hamlett promoted to Red Bulls sporting director, there is an empty seat, so to speak next to head coach Jesse Marsch on the team bench.

The club hopes to remedy that situation soon.

Marsch said that the team has decided on the next assistant, but won’t announce it for ahwile.

“We’re not ready to announce it yet, but hopeful the next couple weeks that it all becomes clear and that we get him here as quickly as possible,” Marsch told www.NewYorkRedBulls.com Wednesday.

Former U.S. international and Chicago Fire standout Chris Armas is the team’s lone assistant coach. Preston Burpo handling is the goalkeeping coach.