OFFICIAL: Jesse Marsch Appointed As New Leeds Manager To Replace Marcelo Bielsa.

Jesse Marsch has been appointed as new Leeds manager to replace Marcelo Bielsa who spent nearly four years at the club.

The 48-year-old has signed a deal at Elland Road running until June 2025 and his first game in charge will be Saturday’s Premier League trip at Leicester City.

Marsch, a former USA international midfielder, previously played for D.C. United, Chicago Fire and Chivas USA in the MLS.

He has also coached New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Salzburg.

After leaving Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls in 2018, Marsch first joined RB Leipzig as Ralf Rangnick's assistant before being appointed at RB Salzburg in June 2019.

He enjoyed a successful spell in Salzburg winning a league and cup double in his first season.

Marsch then returned to Leipzig in April last year, this time as head coach when he took over from Julian Nagelsmann who left to manage Bayern Munich, but he left the German club in December last year after a five-month spell.

The American will succeed Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa, who was sacked on Sunday, once a work permit is finalised.

Leeds director of football Victor Orta:

"We are delighted to welcome Jesse to the club and excited for him to lead us into this new chapter," 

“Jesse Marsch is someone we identified a number of years ago. His philosophy and style of football aligns with that of the club”

“We have a long-term plan and firmly believe he can take Leeds United to the next level”.

With 12 matchweeks remaining, Leeds currently sit 16th in the Premier League table, two points above the relegation zone, after a run of heavy defeats.

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