Report: RBNY’s Jesse Marsch in discussions to take Leipzig job

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For the second time this year, one of New York’s Major League Soccer sides could be losing its manager under nearly unprecedented terms.

Just last month, New York City FC manager Patrick Vieira left the Eastern Conference club to take over Ligue 1 side OGC Nice.

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Now, New York Red Bulls manager Jesse Marsch looks to be nearing a departure from NYCFC’s biggest rivals with still half the MLS regular season remaining.

The Athletic’s Kristian Dyer is reporting that Marsch is “deep in discussions” with RBNY’s parent club over a move to the German Bundesliga next season.

The report states that Marsch could either become the RB Leipzig manager for the 2018/19 season, an assistant coach, or work on the technical staff.

No deal has been finalized between Marsch and Leipzig to this point.

Leipzig is in a unique position, having signed pre-contract with Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann — who will take over at the club ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Marsch has been with the Red Bulls since 2015, when he replaced Mike Petke at Red Bull Arena. He has since guided the club to a Supporters’ Shield title, as well as an appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals earlier in 2018.