Jesse Marsch spoke to the German media on Tuesday for the first time since leaving his manager post with the New York Red Bulls for an assistant job with RB Leipzig. In his first interview, Marsch showed that he’s not just another coach joining a new team. He seemed extremely prepared for the task at hand as he was already speaking German pretty well. During the chat he hit on numerous interesting topics relevant to U.S. Soccer fans.
Firstly, he acknowledged the rumors that he could be a candidate for the open U.S. men’s manager job. Marsch says that he’s heard the same public speculation linking him to the job that everyone has, but that no serious talks with the USSF actually happened. While he won’t be leading the USA any time soon, he candidly admitted that he hopes to land the job one day in the future.
“The national team wasn’t on the table,” Marsch said. “There was a lot of discussion about me as the national team coach, but that is more public discussion than actual discussion with the federation. I hope to someday be the manager for the U.S. national team. I think I’m still young. There’s still a lot for me to learn. I think this opportunity will help me grow and get better and ultimately prepare me for more jobs in the future.”
Marsch’s knows that his previous team has a prized prospect on their hands. He admits that the Red Bulls have fought really hard to keep a hold of Tyler Adams for as long as they can. Rumors emerged several months ago linking the 19-year-old with a move RB Leipzig as well. According to a report from Kristian Dyer in May, Adams would likely join the Bundesliga outfit after the current MLS season. While Marsch acknowledges that possibility, he also admits that several other clubs are after Adams’ signature.
“There’s a lot of discussion about Tyler. He’s a very gifted young player. Leipzig would be lucky to have him. But, there’s a lot of teams interested in him. We’ve fought hard in New York to hold onto him at least until the end of the year, but Tyler has a future in Europe, no doubt.”
You can watch Marsch’s full video interview here where he talks more about his future at RB Leipzig.