Leicester is set to announce former Leeds boss, Jesse Marsch, as their new manager, as he has reportedly impressed the club during talks
The Telegraph reports that Jesse Marsch is likely to become Leicester City’s new manager, with a contract until 2026.
Marsch impressed the club’s management during recent discussions, and an agreement is expected to be finalized over the weekend. Although other managers, such as Dean Smith and Martin O’Neill, were also considered for the position, Marsch has emerged as the preferred candidate.
Marsch considered by USMNT as well as Leicester
Jesse Marsch was dismissed by Leeds after a brief stint of less than a year. He has been unemployed since then and was reportedly in talks with Southampton. However, negotiations fell apart and the club hired Ruben Selles instead.
Marsch was also among the coaches rumored to be in the running for the head coach position of the US Men’s National Team.
Leicester, who are currently in the relegation zone, will have Marsch as their new manager. He will take over from Brendan Rodgers who got sacked earlier in the month. The American’s first game in charge will be a crucial match against fellow relegation candidates Bournemouth.
The American tactician faced a similar situation last season with Leeds. There, he helped Leeds avoid relegation on the final day of the season with a victory against Brentford.
Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell, who are first-team coaches, will lead the team for the Bournemouth match. Leicester’s subsequent game is against Manchester City and it is unclear who will be in charge for that match.