After a playing career that saw him represent DC United, Chicago Fire and Chivas USA, Jesse Marsch turned to coaching when he was hired as an assistant to his former college and club coach Bob Bradley with the United States men’s national team.
After one season as the head coach of Montreal Impact, a newly established Major League Soccer team, Marsch was named head coach of New York Red Bulls in 2015. In his first season at the helm, he led New York to the MLS Supporters’ Shield (the champions of the regular season) with a club record of 18 league victories and 60 points and he was named the MLS Coach of the Year. By the time he left the club, Marsch was the coach with the most wins in the club’s history.
Moving to Austria in 2019 to take on the challenge of managing Red Bull Salzburg, in his two seasons in charge he led the club to the league and cup double in consecutive campaigns.
After a spell in the German Bundesliga as the head coach of RB Leipzig, Marsch was appointed as manager of Leeds United in February 2022 and he helped the club to avoid relegation from the Premier League on the last day of the season.