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Update: Jesse Marsch hired as Leeds United manager

Big shoes to fill in Leeds if this goes through

TSG Hoffenheim v RB Leipzig - Bundesliga Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa have parted ways following the legendary manager forgetting to have his team play defense for most of the 2021-2022 Premier League season. This, of course, opens the door for another coach to step in and make his mark on the team. According to soccer super-news haver Fabrizio Romano, that person is set to be American manager Jesse Marsch.

Marsch was fired from RB Leipzig following a slow start to the Bundesliga season and it seemed like he would find another role soon enough. Though his ideas didn’t take hold in Germany, it appears that Leeds is willing to bring him in to help them avoid relegation as the side sits in 15th place just two points out of the bottom three.

The manager fits the profile of the kind of players Leeds has been successful with in terms of playing a high tempo attacking style. Should the deal go through, he would join Chris Armas as former MLS managers with high profile jobs in the EPL.

Update: it’s official!