Jesse Marsch could be trying to get Southampton out of the EPL relegation zone. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)
By Michael Lewiws
A little more than a week after he was sacked by Leeds United, Jesse Marsch is ready to return to the English Premier League, with a last-place team that is likely to be relegated if it can’t turn its fortunes around.
The former Red Bulls head coach has agreed to take over the coaching reigns of Southampton, according to The Guardian.
Southampton is last among 20 teams with a 4-15-3 mark and 15 points. There are 16 matches remaining in the EPL season for Marsch to right that sinking ship.
Club officials reportedly likes Marsch’s pressing style philosophy.
After 14 games, Southampton showed Nathan Jones the door. Since then, Ruben Selles has been interim coach. According to The Guardian, he is expected to direct the squad when Southampton visits Chelsea on Saturday, unless Marsch is named boss.
Interestingly, Southampton will travel to Leeds for an EPL encounter on Saturday, Feb. 11.
That should be quite intriguing since three U.S. men’s national team players whom Marsch brought to Leeds will be playing against him – U.S. captain Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Weston McKennie.