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English Premier League: Leeds announces Marsch appointment

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Leeds United have announced the appointment of Jesse Marsch as the club’s new head coach.

The former RB Salzburg and Leipzig manager has signed a deal at Elland Road untill June 2025, and will be in the dugout when Leeds United travel to Leicester City as the battle out of the relegation zone takes off.

Marsch, American, joins Leeds after Marcelo Bielsa was sacked at the weekend following a string of heavy defeats.

Speaking about the appointment, Leeds United Director of Football Victor Orta said: “We are delighted to welcome Jesse to the club and excited for him to lead us into this new chapter.

“Jesse is someone we identified a number of years ago during his time at Red Bull Salzburg and we believe his philosophy and style of football aligns with that of the club and will suit the players very well.

“We have a long-term plan and firmly believe he can take Leeds United to the next level and are excited for what the future holds.”

Marsch will have twelve games to try and ensure Leeds avoid relegation to the Championship.

Leeds United’s Chief Executive, Angus Kinnear, added that it’s the belief of the club that he has the courage and ambition to work on the strong foundations in place and record more success.

“We are really pleased to have quickly secured the services of our first-choice head coach.

“Whilst the short-term objective for Jesse is obvious, we believe he has the courage and ambition to build on the strong foundations we have created over the last four years and elevate the performance of the club over the long-term.”

He had a great deal of success with New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Salzburg and has demonstrated during our many meetings that he is a great fit with the footballing culture of Leeds United.”

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