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Official: RB Leipzig confirm Bayern-bound Nagelsmann’s heir

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The Bundesliga side have lined up a replacement for their current head coach who is set to walk out the exit door at the end of the season.

RB Leipzig have announced Jesse Marsch will be their next manager from the start of the 2021-22 season.

Marsch has signed a two-year contract with Leipzig until 2023, with the American head coach making the move from Red Bull Salzburg to its sister club.

It won’t be the 47-year-old’s first time working for the Bundesliga outfit, having been an assistant coach for Ralf Rangnick at Leipzig during the 2018/19 season before joining Salzburg.

He guided the Austrian side to title success and Austrian Cup glory in his debut season at the club.

On Wednesday, Bayern Munich confirmed Julian Naglesman as Hansi Flick’s replacement, with the 33-year-old manager signing a five-year deal with the German & European champions after they paid his €25 million release clause – and now Marsch has been announced as his successor.

“With Jesse Marsch we were able to sign our dream candidate as the new head coach and quickly fill the most important position in the sporting field at RB Leipzig with a top coach,” the club’s official website quotes Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff.

“Jesse has done an excellent job in all of his previous positions and has developed step by step. It is natural a great advantage that he has already worked for RB Leipzig for a year. Jesse knows the club, the city of Leipzig and above all our club and game philosophy. In addition to his qualities as a coach, Jesse is characterized above all by his positive and ambitious manner he can inspire people in and around the club extremely and take them with him.

“We look forward to working with Jesse Marsch so that we can continue on our chosen path with him and continue to develop the club.”