Jesse Marsch is reportedly close to returning to the English Premier League to help save another relegation-threatened club.
Leicester City is in advanced talks with Marsch for the American to become the club’s new manager, Sky Sports reported Saturday. Multiple outlets reported Friday on Leicester’s original talks with Marsch following Brendan Rodgers’ sacking last weekend.
Marsch, 49, most recently was in charge of Leeds United over the past year helping the Yorkshire club avoid relegation back to the EFL Championship. However, Leeds United only won 11 of Marsch’s 37 matches in charge, registering a -8 goal differential over that span before his firing in February.
Despite the arrival of fellow American Weston McKennie in January, Marsch was replaced by Javi Gracia. Marsch also helped bring USMNT midfielders Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson to Elland Road since last summer.
Marsch also held manager spells with Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig before his move to England last year as Marcelo Bielsa’s replacement.
Leicester City is currently in the bottom three in the EPL standings, with only Southampton sitting lower than them in the 20-team table. Marsch’s first match in charge could be an April 15 trip to defending league champions Manchester City.