Jesse Marsch is ‘very close’ to becoming the new manager of USMNT in what will be his first job since being sacked by Leeds United.
That is according to Men In Red 97, who claim the appointment of Marsch is ‘practically done’ and he will begin his reign after the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer.
The 49-year-old was relieved of his duties at Leeds in February earlier this year after almost exactly 12 months in charge.
Ever since his departure from Elland Road, Marsch has always been the clear favourite to take over as USMNT’s new manager, with Anthony Hudson having been in interim charge since the World Cup.
Despite leading them to the last-16 in Qatar, Gregg Berhalter left his position after his contract came to an end on the final day of 2022.
Marsch set to become USMNT boss
Marsch was sacked by Leeds in February after a dreadful run of results that saw the Whites win just two of 17 Premier League matches.
In his first few months at the club, Marsch guided Leeds to Premier League safety by the skin of their teeth with a final day victory at Brentford.
Marsch was then handed the summer to bring in a number of players to help fit his style of play, including Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson, whom he will now be coaching at international level.
His football was never really warmed to by supporters at Elland Road and in the end, they were not afraid to make their feelings clear that he was no longer wanted.
His first major international tournament will come next year when USA host the Copa America, which will be only the fifth time they participate in the competition.
This could see them come up against Marcelo Bielsa after he was confirmed as Uruguay’s new manager earlier this week, which is a battle Leeds fans would no doubt look forward to.