Jesse Marsch reportedly has been mentioned as a candidate for the Leipzig coaching position. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
By Michael Lewis
The situation with Red Bull Leipzig in Europe is getting curiouser and curiouser.
First, there is a report that teenage phenom Tyler Adams could move to the Bundesliga side later this year.
Now, there is another report that Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch is a candidate for the team’s head coaching position.
German newspaper Bild said that Marsch was a possibility to replace Ralph Hasenhuttl, who left the club earlier this week by mutual consent. RB Leipzig finished sixth in the Bundesliga and will participate in the Europa League during the 2018-19 season.
This isn’t the first time Marsch has been linked to a job in the Red Bull football organization. In January 2017, the 45-year-old coach reportedly was ready to take over the reins of Red Bull Salzburg, but somehow that situation unraveled and eventually led to the dismissal of Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis.
Being in the same organization would make the transition smoother for Marsch, who is close to completing a two-year process of obtaining a UEFA coaching license.
During his four-year tenure with the Red Bulls, Marsch has enjoyed success, guiding the club to the 2015 Supporters Shield and to the 2016 Eastern Conference crown. However, the MLS Cup has eluded Marsch and the team.
Marsch has won more games than any other coach in Red Bulls/MetroStars history and his career record with the club is 66-41-28.
The Red Bulls (6-3-0, 18 points) play at Atlanta United FC Sunday at 7 p.m.