Jesse Marsch’s fate might have been determined by RB Leipzig’s third successive loss.
Jesse Marsch’s love affair with the Red Bull soccer kingdom could be coming to an end soon.
It was bad enough that RB Leipzig suffered a 2-1 defeat at Union Berlin on Friday.
It could get worse in the coming days for the head coach, whose team suffered its third consecutive loss in the Bundesliga. Leipzig also crashed out of the UEFA Champions League, failing to reach the knockout stage.
Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff reportedly said that “all options are on the table” to find a way to stop the losing streak.
And that includes Marsch, the former New York Red Bulls head coach.
Eighth-place Leipzig has accrued by 18 points after 14 matches and trail first-place Bayern Munich by 13 points.
“We need to take a long hard look at what needs to be done, including the coach,” Mintzlaff told https://www.bssnews.net. “We are like any other team, all the options are on the table.”
Marsch, who took as boss from Julian Nagelsmann for this season, was forced to watch the last two contests from home as he recovers from COVID-19. Before the Leipzig job, he directed Red Bull Salzburg for several seasons as it reached this year’s Champions League while winning the double (Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup) for two consecutive seasons.
“The team has a responsibility to him, and they didn’t show that,” Mintzalf said.
With the MLS side, Marsch directed the squad to the Supporters’ Shield in his first year in 2015. Midway through the 2018 season, he left the team to join Salzburg. Chris Armas took over and the Red Bull captured the Supporters’ Shield again.
Former Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams plays for Leipzig.