RB Leipzig have appointed Red Bull Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch as their new boss following the news that Julian Nagelsmann will join Bayern Munich.
The 47-year-old American has agreed a two-year contract with the Bundesliga club, who will bid farewell to Nagelsmann at the end of the season.
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Marsch returns to Leipzig where he worked as an assistant coach in the 2018/19 season, helping the team to a third-place finish in the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal final.
The American coached MLS side New York Red Bulls between 2015 and 2018, picking up the Coach of the Year award in 2015.
The former midfielder in MLS won the league and cup double with Salzburg last season and is on course to repeat that feat this campaign.
The Austrian champions are in the cup final and are currently eight points clear at the top of the Championship Group.
Marsch was also the first American to coach a team in the Champions League with Salzburg when they were in a group with Liverpool.
Dressing room footage from Salzburg's 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield did the rounds after the game.
The Austrian side came from 3-0 down at half time before losing 4-3 to Jurgen Klopp's side.
RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff said: "In Jesse Marsch, we have been able to recruit our main head coach target and quickly fill the most important position in the sporting side of the club with a top coach.
"Jesse has been part of the Red Bull football group for over six years now and has done incredible work in all his roles so far, constantly developing step-by-step.
"It’s of course a great advantage that he already worked for a year at RB Leipzig.
"Jesse knows the club, the city of Leipzig and, above all, the club and playing philosophy.
"Alongside his qualities as a coach, Jesse is characterised above all by his positively ambitious style, which he uses to motivate and engage the people and around the club.
"We’re looking forward to working with Jesse Marsch and to continuing our successful path with him."