Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch has been appointed the new manager of RB Leipzig.
RB Leipzig have appointed Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch as their new manager after Julian Nagelsmann agreed on a five-year deal with Bayern Munich.
Nagelsmann is due to move to Allianz Arena at the end of this season, and names like Oliver Glasner and Pellegrino Matarazzo – managers of Wolfsburg and Stuttgart, respectively – emerged on the wishlist of Leipzig.
Now, Leipzig have opted to sign their former manager Jesse Marsch, who served as an assistant at Red Bull Arena under Ralf Rangnick before moving to sister club Salzburg in 2019.
In his debut season, the American gaffer successfully led Salzburg to the Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup.
Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff offered his thoughts on appointing Marsch from their sister club.
“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.
“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 characterised 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. “
Leipzig has become the latest club in Bundesliga to appoint a new manager for next season following Bayern, Wolfsburg, Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach.