Jesse Marsch announced as new Leeds United manager after Marcelo Bielsa sacking

Written by on March 1, 2022


Former RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch takes over at Elland Road after Marcelo Bielsa was sacked in the aftermath of a 4-0 home defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, leaving Leeds’ Premier League position in jeopardy

Leeds United have appointed Jesse Marsch as their new manager after sacking Marcelo Bielsa on Sunday.

The American takes charge with the club just above the relegation places, with a 4-0 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur representing a fourth successive Premier League defeat and a fifth reverse in their last six games.Marsch had been out of work since being sacked by RB Leipzig in December, with the Bundesliga side dropping out of the Champions League in the group stages and struggling to repeat last season’s lofty league finish.

A former United States international midfielder, the 48-year-old has also managed in Major League Soccer with Montreal Impact and New York Red Bulls, and the Austrian Bundesliga with Red Bull Salzburg.

He now takes his first job in English football with Leeds having signed a three-year deal.

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