RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch is under increasing pressure following a poor run of form for the Bundesliga side.
Fabrizio Romano reports that the head coach’s job is in real danger after three consecutive league defeats.
Pressure Mounts on RB Leipzig Boss Jesse Marsch
RB Leipzig Boss Jesse Marsch Time With Organisation Under Threat
Marsch has long worked with Red Bull sides – New York, Leipzig and Salzburg. Having been in charge of New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer between 2015 and 2018, he then moved to Europe to assist new Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick at RB Leipzig. In 2019, he took charge of Red Bull Salzburg, winning the Austrian Bundesliga on two occasions
Throughout his years working under the ownership, he had impressed enough to be considered the right man to replace Julian Nagelsmann, a coach now thriving at the top of the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.
Despite a lack of silverware won by Nagelsmann, his considerable potential as a coach left big shoes to fill.
Marsch is not currently living up to expectations.
Head of Soccer Oliver Mintzlaff Not Impressed
Following RB Leipzig’s 2-1 loss to Union Berlin, the club’s head of soccer Oliver Mintzlaff was honest in telling DAZN (via Derek Rae): “That was a terrible performance, really poor. It’s not what we expected. We came here to make up for a few things that have happened. We delivered a catastrophic performance and therefore I’m disappointed.
“The team is responsible. It’s not just a discussion about the coach, it’s also about the team. We don’t let anyone (get) away with it. We are all RB Leipzig.
“We have a tremendous squad that belongs to the best three or four in the league. We now have to think through exactly what we want to do. We won’t be sitting around until Christmas and doing nothing. That was a bloody awful game.
“For now, we’ll take a deep breath, have a night’s sleep and then we’ll think about it with the coach.”
Leipzig sit eighth in Bundesliga with the same amount of points – five – between them and both the Champions League places and the relegation play-off slot.
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