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Report: Jesse Marsch in Line for Southampton Job

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Jesse Marsch could be back at work soon in the English Premier League as reports have suggested he is being considered for the head coaching post at Southampton.

In a report posted on TeamTalk, quoting multiple sources, the Wisconsin-born coach is being looked at as the Saints’ new coach following the dismissal of Nathan Jones on Sunday. This would not be the first time the team has shown interest in him as it was reported in October last year that they were looking to pry him from Leeds United to replace Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Marsch was fired by Leeds last week following their tough 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest. While he helped the Elland Road side to avoid relegation last season, he could not turn the fortunes of the team around this season as he left the team sitting just above the relegation zone. He finished his nearly year-long time with the club after winning just 11 of 37 games.

The 49-year-old is still in England and could get an interview with Southampton.

The team based on the South Coast of England appears to be big admirers of the American as his philosophy appears to be similar to the brand of soccer the club likes to play.

Southampton has a tough mountain to climb as they currently sit at the bottom of the standings with 15 points from 22 games.

Marsch is not the only former Leeds coach to be in the running for the job as reports also say that his predecessor Marcelo Bielsa appears to be in the running as well.


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