American coach, Jesse Marsch has been appointed as the replacement for the outgoing coach of RB Leipzig, Julian Nagelsmann who will join Bayern Munich at the end of the 2020-2021 season.
He became the top choice for Bayern Munich after the current coach of the German Bundesliga champions, Hansi Flick, announced that he would step down from the German club at the end of this season.
As it stands, Nagelsmann will continue as the manager of Leipzig until the end of this season. While Jesse Marsch, his successor at Leipzig will remain the coach of Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg until the end of the season.
Marsch’s team is currently topping the Austrian league after leading the club to win the league last season thereby becoming the first American coach to win a major title with a European club.
Jesse Marsch’s new deal with RB Leipzig which would take effect from the beginning of next season will see him remain the coach of Leipzig for two years.
Before his appointment as Salzburg’s coach in 2019, Jesse Marsch has served as the head coach of Major League Soccer outfit Montreal Impact, New York Red Bulls, and the assistant coach of RB Leipzig between 2018 and 2019.
While announcing Jesse Marsch’s deal, the Chief Executive Officer of RB Leipzig, Oliver Mintzlaff, said: “With Jesse Marsch, we were able to appoint our dream candidate as the new head coach and quickly fill the most important position in the sporting field at RB Leipzig with a top coach,” Mintzlaff said. “Jesse has done an excellent job in all of his previous positions and has developed step by step.
“It is naturally a great advantage that he has already worked for RB Leipzig for a year. Jesse knows the club, the city of Leipzig, and above all our club and game philosophy. In addition to his qualities as a coach, Jesse is characterized above all by his positive and ambitious manner he can inspire people in and around the club and take them with him.
” We look forward to working with Jesse Marsch so that we can continue on our chosen path with him and continue to develop the club. “
With this deal, the 2021-2022 season would see Jesse Marsch leads RB Leipzig to compete against Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern Munich.
So far this season, Nagelsmann has been able to lead RB Leipzig to the second spot on the German Bundesliga table with 64 points in 31 games, 7 points away from first placed Bayern Munich.