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Bundesliga news: RB Leipzig hires Jesse Marsch

The American manager will take over a talented RB Leipzig squad.

RB Salzburg v Wolfsberger AC - tipico Bundesliga Photo by Franz Kirchmayr/SEPA.Media /Getty Images

Despite having a brief flirtation with the idea of hiring Wolfsburg manager Oliver Glasner, RB Leipzig has decided that American manager Jesse Marsch will be the successor to Julian Nagelsmann.

Nagelsmann, of course, will take over for Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich next season.

Marsch will make the move from RB Salzburg in July and will be taking over quite a young and talented group of players: issued the following statement from club CEO Oliver Mintzlaff:

“In Jesse Marsch, we have been able to recruit our main head coach target 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,” said Mintzlaff. “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 characterized above all by his positively ambitious style, which he uses to motivate and engage the people and around the club. We’re looking forward to working with Jesse Marsch and to continuing our successful path with him.”

Below is a profile on Marsch’s career (as compiled by

Jesse Marsch Profile

Name: Jesse Alan Marsch

Date of birth: 08. November 1973 | 47 y

Place of birth: Racine (Wisconsin, USA)

Coaching roles:

02/2010 to 07/2011: Assistant head coach USA national team

08/2011 to 11/2012: Head coach Montreal Impact

08/2013 to 12/2014: Assistant head coach Princeton Tigers

01/2015 to 07/2018: Head coach New York Red Bulls

07/2018 to 06/2019: Head coach RB Leipzig

07/2019 to 06/2021: Head coach FC Red Bull Salzburg

Coaching honours:

Austrian Bundesliga champions 2019/20 (FC Red Bull Salzburg)

Austrian Cup winner 2019/20 (FC Red Bull Salzburg)

Supporters Shield Winner 2014/15 (New York Red Bulls)

Coach of the Year 2014/15 in Major League Soccer

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