Jesse Marsch Effectively Eliminates Himself From The Running For Celtic Job

RB Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch previously had Celtic fans salivating when he said that it would be an honour to be considered as a replacement for Neil Lennon in the Paradise dugout. Since then, he explained that his work was not finished in Austria and Eddie Howe emerged as the number one candidate. However, with the Englishman’s much anticipated appointment continuing to be held up, fans have began to cast an eye elsewhere and Marsch’s name has started to pop up again.

There’s no doubt that the American would be a great coup for Celtic, but his recent comments in a Sky Germany interview appear to have poured cold water on the remaining vestiges of hope that such a move could happen. Marsch was interviewed by the channel, who asked if he would be interested in the RB Leipzig job as Bayern Munich look set to poach their manager Julian Nagelsmann. Marsch, who has worked in the Red Bull set up at New York Red Bulls and RB Salzburg, replied by saying:

“Of course I understand the club (RB Leipzig) well. If you ask me what would fit best, RB Leipzig is of course a top idea, but Julian Nagelsmann is doing a great job and there is currently no reason for Leipzig to look for a new coach. But if I can have the opportunity as a coach in Leipzig, then that’s a great idea for me.”

Marsch’s comments seem very forthright about his interest in the position, in comparison to his more reserved remarks about the Celtic managerial role. If fans are to speculate on an altenative to Eddie Howe, it appears highly unlikely that the current RB Salzburg boss is a realistic candidate.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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