Former Leeds manager Jesse Marsch no longer on Leicester City’s hiring radar

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Following Brendan Rodgers’ departure at the beginning of the month, Marsch was in early negotiations with Leicester about a prospective contract to take over as manager.

The American was one of several applicants Leicester has spoken to regarding the opening at the King Power Stadium, but he won’t be temporarily or permanently hired.

Marsch was not always Leicester’s top pick, however, as they weighed their options. 

Leicester’s aim right now is to find someone who can lead the squad temporarily until the end of the season and prevent the club from being relegated. 

After parting ways with Rodgers following their 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace at the beginning of the month, Leicester has been looking for a new manager. In 2021, Rodgers, who had been in charge for four years, assisted Leicester in winning the FA Cup for the first time ever. 

Earlier than that, he had led the team to back-to-back fifth-place finishes. Nevertheless, after seven games of six losses and one tie, Rodgers abandoned the Foxes in the relegation zone.

After taking over for Marcelo Bielsa’s final month as Leeds’ manager, Marsch helped the team remain in the Premier League. He departed Elland Road with Leeds once more engaged in a battle to keep their Premier League membership though, having overseen a more than £140 million splurge in the summer and January transfer windows.

Marsch managed Leeds for a total of 37 games, winning 11, losing 60, and scoring 52 goals.

Marsch managed RB Leipzig for just five months before taking control at Leeds, although he had successful terms at Red Bull Salzburg for two years, when he won back-to-back doubles and New York Red Bulls for three and a half years.

Leicester lost to Bournemouth, another team at relegation risk, at home on Saturday. Their next match is on the road against champions Manchester City on April 15.

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