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Leipzig announce Jesse Marsch as Nagelsmann successor


Berlin (AFP) – American coach Jesse Marsch will take over as head trainer of RB Leipzig in July, the Bundesliga club said Thursday, confirming the Red Bull Salzburg boss as successor to Bayern Munich-bound Julian Nagelsmann. 

“With Jesse Marsch, we have been able to hire our ideal candidate and fill the most important sporting position at the club with a top-level coach,” said Leipzig sporting director Oliver Mintzlaff.

Marsch, 47, will take over on July 1 from current Leipzig coach Nagelsmann, who was announced as the next Bayern Munich trainer on Tuesday. 

A former assistant coach of the US men’s national team, Wisconsin-born Marsch has long been a rising star within Red Bull’s sprawling global football network.

The Leipzig job would be his third in charge of a Red-Bull backed club, following a three-year spell at the helm of New York Red Bulls and two years in the Salzburg dugout. 

Marsch also previously worked at RB Leipzig as assistant coach to Ralf Rangnick in the 2018-19 season, helping the club to a German Cup final and top-three finish in the Bundesliga. 

“It is obviously a huge advantage that he knows the club, the city and above all our club culture,” said Mintzlaff.

After leaving Leipzig in 2019, Marsch moved to Salzburg, winning the Austrian league and cup double in his first season as head coach. 

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2 Comments

  1. Azer

    August 7, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Jesse Marsch won his first game today beating 2nd division club SV Sandhausen in the German Cup by 4-0. I watched it on ESPN3. Great game regardless of the score. Gary Preston did commentary, the best in the business.

  2. jason

    April 29, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Big congrats to Jesse. Will be great to watch Leipzig play games even more now. And cheer for them too. Hope more USA players can get in the squad over the summer transfer window.

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