Austrian Bundesliga champions FC Red Bull Salzburg have announced that Jesse Marsch would become their new head coach to replace outgoing Marco Rose.
The 45-year-old American Jesse Marsch is set to sign a three-year contract until June 2022.
Jesse Marsch is currently assistant coach at German Bundesliga club RB Leipzig. The former professional footballer (who played for CD Chivas, Chicago Fire, DC United and made two appearances for the US national team) has also been head coach of two Major League Soccer clubs, Montreal Impact and New York Red Bulls. As coach of the New Yorkers, Jesse Marsch in 2015 won the Supporters Shield (for the team with the most points in the regular season) and was also voted Coach of the Year.
Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund said, “We are delighted to have found a successor to Marco Rose very quickly, and to have gained clarity for the season ahead in good time. Jesse Marsch is a coach who allows us to determinedly continue the path we have taken. We have followed his career and development very closely in recent years, and we have spoken often. We are completely convinced of him both as a professional and as a person. He knows our philosophy and way of playing football very well.”
Meanwhile Jesse Marsch added, “I am really pleased and feel honoured to be able to work for this fantastic club as their next coach. I will give everything to further continue the extremely successful work here. That is going to be a new challenge for me, and I can’t wait for it. I still have a lot to do with RB Leipzig until then to finish the season in the best possible way. I am concentrating completely on that before my new role at FC Red Bull Salzburg starts.”