Leeds confirm Jessie Marsch as Marcelo Bielsa replacement

Bielsa was sacked after the heavy home defeat to Tottenham on Saturday, a result that leaves the team just two points above the relegation zone.

The West Yorkshire club moved quickly to appoint a successor, with Marsch agreeing to become their new head coach, pending international clearance, after putting pen to paper on a deal that runs until June 2025.

“We are delighted to welcome Jesse to the club and delighted to have him leading us into this new chapter,” Leeds director of football Victor Orta told the club’s website.

Orta added: “Jesse is someone we identified many 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. players.

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

Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear said: “We are really delighted to have secured the services of our first-choice head coach quickly.

“While Jesse’s short-term focus is obvious, we believe he has the courage and ambition to build on the strong foundation we’ve created over the past four years and elevate performance. of the club over the long term.

“He had great success with New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Salzburg and showed in our many encounters that he was a perfect fit for the footballing culture at Leeds United.

“During this difficult time it is important that the club remain united from top to bottom. The fans have been amazing throughout Andrea’s tenure and we have no doubt they will unite behind Jesse and ensure that the team are quickly back to winning ways in style.”

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