Leeds United, struggling to stay in the Premier League, called former RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch as the new manager Monday.
The appointment arrives the day after club separate paths with Marcelo Bielsa.
The 48-year-old Marsch arrives with Leeds seated just Two points above the relegation zone.
The club the American said coach had been nominated “in wait international liquidation ” on a deal in force until June 2025 and that it would take command for on Saturday league game in Leicester.
“We have a long-term plan and firmly believe they can bring Leeds United to the next level and are excited for what future holds, “he said director of football Vittorio Orta.
Leeds is deep in trouble for relegation after the implosion of the kingdom of Bielsa with five defeats in his last six games.
has conceded 20 goals in of Bielsa final five matchesculminante in the 4-0 home defeat by Tottenham on Saturday that showed the last straw for the Leeds board.
Bielsa was hampered by injuries key players Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford and Liam Cooper.
But his refusal to change his attacking philosophy despite Leeds defensive problems era just as harmful.
Marsch has little time to do this fix those problems with just 12 games left in the Premier League season.
“I know that big club Leeds are, “Marsch said in a video on the club’s Twitter account.
“I have ex-players who have played here, I have seen this club from afar for many years and I am truly honored and excited to be here. “
With a return to the championship that is threateningly looming view after only two seasons back in the top flight, Leeds fans remain to be convinced Marsch is the man to save them from drop.
He was fired from Leipzig in December after five disappointing months with the Bundesliga club.
Marsch had earned the Leipzig work after leading Red Bull Salzburg to the Austrian league And cup double in both 2020 and 2021.
He helped develop Erling Haaland in Salzburg before the Norwegian striker joined Borussia Dortmund in 2019.
Marsch had previously worked as a Leipzig assistant manager where he served under current Manchester United ad interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
“Jesse is someone we identified a number of of years ago during his time at Red Bull Salzburg and we believe in his philosophy and style of football align with That of the club and will adapt to the players very well “, Orta added.
March also had a spell in load of Major League Soccer (MLS) side New York Red Bulls from 2015 to 2018, winning the competition’S coach of the year award in 2015.