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Former Germany and Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann joins Augsburg coaching staff

SoccerNews in English Premier League 28 Jan 2019

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Bundesliga side Augsburg have appointed former Germany and Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann to the club’s coaching staff.

Lehmann was part of Arsene Wenger’s backroom team at Emirates Stadium but left the club after the arrival of Unai Emery last year.

He joins Tobias Zellner, Michael Wimmer and Jonas Scheuermann in Manuel Baum’s coaching team at Augsburg Arena.

“Augsburg have developed incredibly in recent years,” Lehmann told the club’s official website. “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.”

Baum is thrilled to be adding Lehmann to his staff, with his side 15th in the Bundesliga having drawn three and lost seven of their last 10 league games.

“I am delighted to announce that Jens Lehmann will join the club as an assistant coach,” he said. “He is an expert of the game, who possesses a lot of experience. I look forward to working with him and I’m sure he will enhance our team and our work on and off the pitch.”

General manager Stefan Reuter added: “A coaching team has to work on so many diverse and thorough tasks. Therefore, we came to the conclusion that we wanted to expand our coaching team to specialise into different activities.

“Appointing Jens Lehmann is absolutely incredible! He will work alongside Manuel Baum to develop our squad each day both on and off the pitch.”

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