Jesse Marsch appointed Leeds United head coach

Last updated : 23 May 2022 By Kevin Markey

American coach Marsch joins Leeds as their new head coach; the Yorkshire club sit 16th in the Premier League, two points above the relegation zone; Leeds have taken one point from their last six Premier League games, losing five; they were beaten 4-0 by Tottenham on Saturday.

Marcelo Bielsa was dismissed following a 4-0 defeat to Tottenham, leaving Leeds 16th in the Premier League table and two points from the relegation places.

Marsch - who has previously coached at New York Red Bulls and RB Salzburg - has signed a contract until June 2025 and will be tasked with turning around the club's recent form, with Leeds having not won in six league outings.
The 48-year-old American started the season as coach at RB Leipzig, replacing Bayern-bound Julian Nagelsmann.
However, Marsch and the club mutually parted ways at the start of December, with a 6-3 thrashing by Manchester City in their opening Champions League game contributing to his departure.