January 11, 2017
WILL MARSCH TAKE A MARCH?
Report: Red Bulls coach in 'serious talks' to become coach of Red Bull Salzburg
By Michael Lewis
|Jesse Marsch could wind up coaching Red Bull Salzburg.
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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- Jesse Marsch could be a former New York Red Bulls head coach very soon.
He also could be the new Red Bull Salzburg head coach.
MLSSoccer.com's Sam Stejskal reported Wednesday Marsch was in "serious talks" with the Austrian First Division club if current head coach Oscar García leaves the team. Garcia reportedly has been linked to several jobs, most recently to the Malaga head coaching position that has been filled. Stejskal cited multiple sources.
Red Bull Salzburg is the sister club of the Red Bulls.
Marsch, who did not attend the MLS combine at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. is in Salzburg talking to Red Bull soccer officials.
If the 43-year-old Marsch leaves, either Dennis Hamlett or Chris Armas would become Red Bulls coach.
Last season Hamlett took over a match in which Marsch was suspended.
Marsch has been impressive during his two-year stint with the Red Bulls, directing the team to the Supporters Shield in 2015 and then to the Eastern Conference crown last year.
In an interview with BigAppleSoccer.com in October, Marsch said he would love to coach in Europe -- someday. He felt he had some time before he would be in that position.
"I would love the opportunity someone to pursue big challenges like that and to experience the game at the highest level and to put all of the things that I value up to the test and try to create success in leagues that are at the pinnacle of our sport," he told BigAppleSoccer.com. "But that being said, I am still a young coach in my career and that there's plenty for me to continue to learn and grow and develop. That's something that could be potentially down the road."