Jesse Marsch Appointed New Leeds United Head Coach

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Jesse Marsch has been appointed as the new Leeds United head coach, the club has confirmed.

The appointment is subject to international clearance.

Marsch has signed a contract until June 2025, replacing popular boss Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road.

New Leeds United Head Coach Jesse Marsch Appointed

Marsch Takes Premier League Challenge

Marsch has worked his way up the coaching ladder, starting as Bob Bradley’s assistant with the United States in 2010. He became the first head coach of Montreal Impact before eventually joining Red Bull’s footballing operation with New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.

Following a stint as assistant to current Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick at RB Leipzig, Marsch kept within the RB ranks, joining Red Bull Salzburg, replacing current Borussia Dortmund boss Marco Rose, who had left for Borussia Monchengladbach.

His time in Austria was successful, winning two Bundesliga’s before returning to Germany to lead RB Leipzig in 2021. However, just months into his reign he was let go and replaced by Domenico Tedesco.

Marsch retains a good pedigree despite the Leipzig failure and that has proved attractive to Leeds United.

Marcelo Bielsa’s exit will no doubt have hit Leeds fans hard, a popular figure in the city having brought Premier League football back to Elland Road whilst playing an entertaining brand of football too.

Leeds are on a losing run of four games, conceding four or more goals in three of them and three in the other.

The manner of losses to Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur proved to be the final straw but only getting one point from games against Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Everton before that could still prove detrimental to their Premier League survival chances.

Marsch is sure to keep the style of play attractive and will look to guide Leeds to safety before ideally moving on to better things from next season.

Leeds United’s New Chapter

Leeds’ director of football Victor Orta told the club website: “We are delighted to welcome Jesse to the club and excited for him to lead us into this new chapter.

“Jesse is someone we identified a number of years ago during his time at Red Bull Salzburg and we believe his philosophy and style of football aligns with that of the club and will suit the players very well.

“We have a long-term plan and firmly believe he can take Leeds United to the next level and are excited for what the future holds.”


Chief executive Angus Kinnear added: “We are really pleased to have quickly secured the services of our first-choice head coach.

“Whilst the short-term objective for Jesse is obvious, we believe he has the courage and ambition to build on the strong foundations we have created over the last four years and elevate the performance of the club over the long-term. He had a great deal of success with New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Salzburg and has demonstrated during our many meetings that he is a great fit with the footballing culture of Leeds United.

“At this challenging time, it is important that the club remains united from top to bottom. The fans have been amazing throughout Andrea’s (Radrizzani – majority owner) tenure and we have no doubt they will unite behind Jesse and ensure the team quickly returns to winning with style.”

Leeds have some important games coming up and a need for results. They face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, March 5, before hosting Aston Villa and Norwich City.

 

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