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2tone
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Post #1
Tuesday June 5, 2018 7:36pm

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Looks more likely Jesse Marsch is going to be the Next RB Leipzig coach. I think it's a very good move for him as long as the front office has his back. Will have Adams with him and I would hazard to guess may make more moves for young Americans. Would love to see Weah go on loan to the Bundesliga. Would also love to see Miazga make the move from Chelsea to the Bundesliga.

dunlopp9987
Post #2
Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:28pm

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I can only see this going south quickly. They are too high profile a team, just being in the champions league this past season. Is this the first American to coach in the Bundesliga? If so, I wish it would've happened with a smaller team and lower expectations. This has disaster written all over it.
COYB!!
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Post #3
Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:46pm

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Why a disaster? He has spent time the last three seasons at the RB Leipzig summer training learning/gaining experience for his UEFA coaches license, so he has a feel for what he is walking into. The players will somewhat know him as well. The only place where he may struggle may be the transfer market where it may be difficult for him to sell his ideas to players that don't know him.

I think the fact the story has leaked could be that RBL is testing the public opinion waters before making a decision.

Still, perhaps a sting ruunning the USMNT will get him a little more experience.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:06am

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My opinion is that Marsch is one of the top American coaches. I would put Wagner, Marsch, Verne's as top American coaches.

skangles
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Post #5
Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:23am

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Original post from 2tone

My opinion is that Marsch is one of the top American coaches. I would put Wagner, Marsch, Verne's as top American coaches.


I'd defintely add Bob to that mix and probably Berhalter.

dunlopp9987
Post #6
Wednesday June 6, 2018 6:50pm

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There is still the stigma around American coaches. And I don't think Europeans consider Wagner an "American" coach. And like I said, another reason I see this going poorly is that they are one of the Bundesliga's best clubs the last two seasons. That's a lot of pressure and expectation, and if it's October and they're in the bottom half of the league, Marsch will receive most of the blame.
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2tone
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Post #7
Thursday June 7, 2018 7:33am

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Berhalter is up in that class as well.

hamsamwich
Post #8
Monday July 9, 2018 6:03pm

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He will be an assistant to the sporting director/coach this season, and Nagelsmann the following season. With his success he has already had, this is a good move for Marsch. A few years learning out of the spotlight and he will be in position to coach a big club.

db707
Post #9
Monday July 9, 2018 6:50pm

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I'm hard pressed to think of another situation where a manager has announced he's leaving a year in advance for another club in the same league. Maybe it's happened, but definitely unusual. Wait and see I think on the situation for Marsch, he obviously feels it's the right step in his career path. Cherundolo could well end up getting a head job in Germany before Marsch though.


The final stretch of the English league season is upon us, with several Americans on the verge of relegation with their teams.
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