Jesse Marsch is being tipped to walk straight into a huge job, just hours after leaving Leeds United close to the Premier League relegation zone.
It’s been less than a year since Marsch took over from Marcelo Bielsa as Leeds boss, finishing in 17th place last season, after taking over with the team in 16th.
His main objective in the first couple of months in charge was to keep them in England’s top tier, and the American managed that, thanks to a final day win over Brentford, that saw Raphinha walk the length of the pitch on his knees.
However, he hasn’t been able to improve on things this season and the Yorkshire club have won just four times all season, with the most recent coming in November.
That was unsurprisingly not enough to keep the former Red Bull Salzburg manager in a job and he was given his marsching orders on Monday.
The decision came just 24 hours after Brenan Johnson’s goal earned Nottingham Forest a win against Leeds, and left the defeated side above the relegation zone on goal difference alone.
However, despite the recent poor run of form for the now former manager, he has been tipped to be the next manager of the US men’s national team.
According to the Express, Marsch was already under consideration to replace Gregg Berhalter, who left following the World Cup.
The report claims that the US Soccer Federation had delayed making any decision in the hope that the former Leeds man might become available in the near future.
Gregg Berhalter was in charge of the team who reached the last 16. Image: AlamyThey didn’t expect that their prime candidate would leave his Premier League job in order to take over as the new USMNT head coach.
But with that hurdle now not needing to be jumped, he is expected to be offered the job, with Yahoo Sports claiming he would be very interested.
Former USMNT star Eric Wynalda, thinks the 49-year-old would be the perfect person to take over that national team, saying, “Jesse is a good fit for several reasons. He’s very familiar with the federation, has a very intelligent approach to scouting and understands the mentality.
“[He] has coached numerous American players and will be a breath of fresh air to the media.”
Marsch signed American midfielders Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams to his squad last summer, and they have been two of Leeds better players this season.
He added a third, in the shape of Weston McKennie, just last week and they will now have to learn to be under new management.