Chris Armas directed the Red Bulls to a 29-21-11 mark during his tenure. (Photo courtesy of MLS)

Former Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas could be coaching D.C. United in 2021.

Armas is a front-runner for the vacated United coaching position, Steve Goff of the Washington Post reported.

The Brentwood, N.Y. native recorded a 29-21-11 mark during his 2 1.2-year tenure at the helm of the Red Bulls. After taking over for Jesse Marsch, who departed for Red Bull Salzburg, Armas guided the Red Bulls to the 2018 Supporters Shield crown.

United first Ben Olsen Oct. 8 after he had coached the team for a decade. At the time, D.C. was mired at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 2-9-5 mark and 11 points.

The Post reported that United would prefer domestically based coach as Olsen’s successor.

Other front-runner candidates for the post reportedly include Chad Ashton, who took over on an interim basis after Olsen’s departure, veteran Major League Soccer assistant coaches Ezra Hendrickson, Pat Noonan and Gonzalo Pineda and former U.S. women’s national coach Jill Ellis, who guided the Americans to a pair of Women’s World Cup championships.