Former Leeds goalkeeper Paul Robinson has questioned the decision to hire Chris Armas so close to Jesse Marsch's sacking.
New manager Javi Gracia has confirmed that he was not part of his backroom staff set-up.
Armas was appointed as Leeds and Marsch's new assistant head coach at the club at the end of January. Less than two weeks later, the Whites parted ways with their American head coach as Michael Skubala, Paco Gallardo and Armas were given temporary charge of the first team.
“I just thought it was a really strange situation because if you had intentions of sacking the manager in the near future why would you allow him to bring in a coach that was close to him into such a high-level position," Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“There was clearly going to be no Jesse continuation, if they were sacking him then his coaching staff weren't going to be staying on, so why allow him to bring in such a high-profile assistant?
“It's just a really strange situation and it just adds to the confusion."