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Ralf Rangnick’s ex-assistant coach Jesse Marsch sacked by RB Leipzig sparking speculation over Man Utd link-up

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RB LEIPZIG have sacked head coach Jesse Marsch – sparking speculation he could reunite with Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United.

The American joined Leipzig as Rangnick’s assistant in 2018 for a year before returning as No1 this season.

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Jesse Marsch has been sacked by RB Leipzig after a third successive league defeat[/caption]

But his four-month spell has come to an end following three successive Bundesliga defeats.

Leipzig said in a statement: “RB Leipzig and head coach Jesse Marsch have mutually agreed to part ways.

“The decision is the result of an in-depth analysis and intensive discussions after the Bundesliga match against Union Berlin.

“Jesse Marsch will be released with immediate effect and assistant coach Achim Beierlorzer will take charge of the team ahead of the upcoming home game against Manchester City.

“A successor for Jesse Marsch will be announced in the near future.”

Marsch, 48, who also worked at RB Salzburg, said: “I am very grateful to be part of the Red Bull family and to have been given this opportunity!


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Ralf Rangnick shakes former assistant coach Jesse Marsch’s hand[/caption]

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“Up until the very end, I remained hopeful that after a troubled start to the season and inconsistent performances, we would find more cohesion and stability as a group and turn our fortunes around.

“Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to do that – after a discussion with Oliver Mintzlaff, we came to the joint decision to make a change in the coaching position.

“I keep only positive thoughts in my mind and wish for the club, the team, the staff and all the fans that RB Leipzig finds its way back to its old strengths very quickly and, given the quality in the team and in the club, I am sure that the club will achieve its goals.”

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