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 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.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at