Premier League outfit Leeds United have officially announced the appointment of Jesse Marsch as their permanent manager, following the departure of former coach Marcelo Bielsa.
The 48 year-old American who has had spells in Austria with Red Bull Salzburg and in Germany with RB Leipzig, replaces Bielsa at the helm after securing his work permit.
Marsch who was in charge of Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls in 2018, first joined RB Leipzig as assistant to Ralf Rangnick (current Manchester United boss) before being appointed as manager of RB Salzburg in June 2019. He enjoyed a successful spell in Salzburg winning a league and cup double in his first season and was also part of the development of striker Erling Braut Haaland before the Norwegian subsequently left to join Borussia Dortmund.
Marsch then returned to RB Leipzig in April last year as head coach, taking over from Julian Nagelsmann who left to manage Bayern Munich but left the German Bundesliga outfit when he was sacked in December last year after a five-month spell in charge.
Leeds terminated the contract of Argentine Marcelo Bielsa, following last weekend’s 4-0 hammering by Tottenham Hotspurs at Elland Road. The defeat at home coupled with results elsewhere has left the club in 16th place and just two points above the drop zone, with relegation fears heightened in recent weeks.