Revolution manager Brad Friedel confirmed Tuesday that the club has received the former Nottingham Forest central defender’s P-1 Visa, and that he is expected to join the club for training at Gillette Stadium Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s trip to DC.
(UPDATE: Revs' senior writer Jeff Lemieux wrote Tuesday evening that Mancienne will begin training Thursday.)
Mancienne signed with the club on Friday, Aug. 3, a week and a half ago, but had to go back to London in the meantime to sort out all the paperwork between the American and British embassies.
Friedel noted that he didn’t feel frustrated that Mancienne had yet to receive his work permit here in the States, and that this type of thing is normal.
Mancienne, 30, who started in the Chelsea FC Academy before a spell in Germany and eventually ending up at Nottingham, is expected to help bolster a beleaguered defensive unit which has been thinned out thanks to prior poor performances.
Friedel reiterated Tuesday Mancienne’s leadership abilities, having captained his prior clubs.