Former New York Red Bulls boss Jesse Marsch to take over Red Bull Salzburg

After a less than a full season serving as an assistant on the staff of Champions League aspirants RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga, former New York Red Bulls boss Jesse Marsch has his next assignment.

Marsch has officially been named as the next manager of Red Bull Salzburg for the 2019-2020 season, the club announced on Monday.

After three-and-a-half seasons atop the Red Bull ownership group's MLS side, the 45-year-old departed his post in the middle of last season to join the sister club in Leipzig on the staff of interim coach Ralf Rangnick, who is moving back into his role as technical director following the season.

With current Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann already hired to take the helm at Leipzig this summer, it was unclear exactly where Marsch figured into those plans.

Now we know Marsch will take over at Salzburg for Marco Rose, who is taking over Borussia Monchengladbach next season. Got that all straight?

Marsch was 76-45-30 overall as RBNY's head coach, posting just over a 50-percent win percentage in all competitions. He also helped New York's original club earn its second Supporters' Shield in 2015 — a feat which earned him MLS Coach of the Year honors — and reach the 2017 U.S. Open Cup Final.

He is set to take over a club that appears headed to a sixth consecutive Austiran Bundesliga title, sitting nine points clear of second-place LASK three matches into the Championship Playoff round robin. RB Salzburg have only one loss in 25 league fixtures, including the playoff.


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