Jesse Marsch announced as Julian Nagelsmann's replacement at Leipzig

Jesse Marsch announced as Julian Nagelsmann’s replacement at RB Leipzig as American boss returns to club following spells with sister teams New York Red Bulls and RB Salzburg

  • RB Leipzig have confirmed their next boss after Julian Nagelsmann’s exit 
  • American Jesse Marsch will take over when Nagelsmann joins Bayern Munich
  • Marsch is at RB Salzburg now and has been in Red Bull’s programme since 2015
  • He managed New York Red Bulls and has been assistant at Leipzig previously 

American coach Jesse Marsch has been announced as RB Leipzig’s next manager, replacing Bayern Munich-bound Julian Nagelsmann at the helm.

Marsch has been with the Red Bull programme since 2015, first managing New York Red Bulls before heading to the Bundesliga to become assistant boss at Leipzig.

After working for a season under Ralf Rangnick and helping the side to third place in the Bundesliga and the final of the German Cup, he moved to RB Salzburg where he took up the top job, replacing soon-to-be Dortmund boss Marco Rose. 

Jesse Marsch has been confirmed as Julian Nagelsmann’s replacement at RB Leipzig

Marsch has enjoyed a successful time in Austria with Leipzig’s sister side RB Salzburg

He has impressed in two seasons in Austria, taking the side to the league title in his first season, while they are six points clear and closing in on a defence this time around.

Marsch has signed a two-year contract through until June 2023 and will arrive in the summer with the aim of closing the gap to Bayern Munich at the top of the table.

A former professional himself, the 47-year-old has two caps for the USA and played 349 times in MLS for the likes of Chicago Fire and Chivas USA.

Nagelsmann will leave Leipzig in the summer to become boss of boyhood side Bayern Munich

Nagelsmann (right) replaces Hansi Flick in German football’s managerial merry-go-round

Speaking about the appointment, Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff said: ‘In Jesse Marsch, we have been able to recruit our main head coach and quickly fill the most important position in the sporting side of the club with a top coach.

‘Jesse has been part of the Red Bull football group for over six years now and has done incredible work in all his roles so far, constantly developing step-by-step. It’s of course a great advantage that he already worked for a year at RB Leipzig. 

‘Jesse knows the club, the city of Leipzig and, above all, the club and playing philosophy. Alongside his qualities as a coach, Jesse is characterised above all by his positively ambitious style, which he uses to motivate and engage the people and around the club.

Marsch is a former player himself, making over 350 MLS appearances (pictured in 2000)

The 47-year-old coach will try and wrap up another Austrian Bundesliga title before he leaves

‘We’re looking forward to working with Jesse Marsch and to continuing our successful path with him.’

Leipzig were looking for a new coach after Nagelsmann secured his exit to Bayern Munich earlier in the week, in turn earning his current employers the biggest compensation deal ever agreed for a coach.

Leipzig are being paid £21.7million by Bayern, and have saved themselves plenty by recruiting their next boss from their sister side, therefore waiving any potential fee. 

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