News from Arsenal: former Gunners goalkeeper Jens Lehmann joins Augsburg technical staff


After a coaching period at Arsenal, the retired goalkeeper joined the Bundesliga team staff

The Bundesliga Augsburg team have hired former German and Arsenal Jens Lehmann goalkeepers in the club's technical staff.

Lehmann was part of Arsene Wenger's behind-the-scenes team at Emirates Stadium, but left the club after Unai Emery's arrival last year.

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

"The Augsburgs have developed incredibly in the last few years," said Lehmann at the club's official website. "This is a brilliant opportunity for me to work as an assistant coach in the Bundesliga and help players reach their potential in the field."

Baum is thrilled to add Lehmann to his staff, with his fifteenth place in the Bundesliga who drew three and lost seven of the last 10 league games and only one point from the relegation play-off spot.

"I am pleased to announce that Jens Lehmann will join the club as an assistant coach," he said. "He's an expert in the game, who has a lot of experience, I can not wait to work with him and I'm sure he will improve our team and our work both on and off the pitch."

General Manager Stefan Reuter added: "A coaching team has to work on many different and complete tasks, so we came to the conclusion that we wanted to expand our coaching team to specialize in different activities.

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"Defining Jens Lehmann is absolutely incredible: he will work alongside Manuel Baum to develop our team every day both on and off the pitch."

The former Gunners goalkeeper spent most of his career in Germany, playing almost a decade with Schalke. After a brief spell with AC Milan, Lehmann returned to the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, where he played four seasons.

After five years with Arsenal, who was part of the club's "Invincibles" in his debut season, Lehmann returned to Germany with Stuttgart before finishing his career with only one appearance for the team. ; Arsenal in 2011.