American Jesse Marsch has been named the new Leeds United manager following the dismissal of Marcelo Bielsa earlier this week. Argentine tactician Bielsa was relieved of his duties as the Leeds United manager on Sunday and club officials have wasted no time in announcing his replacement.

Marsch, 48, was confirmed as the new Leeds United manager on Monday evening and he has signed a contract until June 2025. The ex-RB Leipzig manager will assume his role immediately work permit has been finalised. Apart from German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig, Marsch has also managed teams such as New York Red Bulls in the MLS (Major League Soccer) and Austrian Bundesliga team Red Bull Salzburg.

New Leeds United boss Marsch was at Red Bull Salzburg until his appointment as the RB Leipzig manager last summer. He lasted for just five months before being dismissed after a disappointing start to his managerial career at the German club.

Marsch left his job as the New York Red Bulls boss in 2018 before he joined Bundesliga side RB Leipzig as their assistant manager. He was the assistant to current Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick at RB Leipzig. The American manager graduated from being the RB Leipzig assistant manager to taking up the Red Bull Salzburg job in June 2019.

In his first season at Salzburg in the Austrian league, Marsch won the double. He led the club to win both the league and cup titles.Norwegian striker Erling Haaland played under Marsch at Salzburg before he left the club to sign for Borussia Dortmund in the German league at the start of 2020.

Marsch returned to RB Leipzig as their manager last summer in the place of Julian Nagelsmann who left the club to join Bayern Munich. He has previously been linked with the managerial job at Celtic in Scotland having completed his UEFA Pro Licence in the country (Scotland).