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Rumor Central: Marsch has offer to coach TFC on the table

08 December 2:46 de la tarde

Rumor Central: Marsch has offer to coach TFC on the table

By Matthew Doyle

The Canadian press is all abuzz over this one. As first reported on the Twitter feed of RDS' Patrick Friolet, apparently former Impact head coach Jesse Marsch has an offer to become the boss at Toronto FC:

In case you don't speak French, here's the translation via Nick Sabetti, who covers the Impact and the Canadian national team for Goal.com:

And if that's not enough, CBC.ca contributor Ben Raycroft says that Marsch has also had talks with his old club, Chivas USA:

Our take? Well, it's worth noting that Marsch and new TFC president Kevin Payne go back all the way to 1996, when Payne helped launch D.C. United and Marsch was one of the top midfield subs. They've reportedly been tight ever since.

Payne, however, said in his introductory press conference that current TFC head coach Paul Mariner would stay on for the 2013 season.

“He is a person I have a lot of respect for, competed against for a number of years in the East when he was a key member of the success in New England,” Payne said.

You can watch the entire press conference below: